Horn of Africa Crisis: 2011-2012
The Horn of Africa crisis of 2011-2012 affected 13 million people. The main focus of the crisis was across southern Ethiopia, south-central Somalia and northern Kenya. Regional drought came on top of successive bad rains and rising inflation. It ramped up a chronic livelihoods crisis into a tipping point of potential disaster by putting extreme pressure on food prices, livestock survival, and water and food availability. Armed conflict across the region compounded chronic ecological and economic vulnerability, which escalated the crisis and limited people’s survival and recovery choices. (IASC Real-Time Evaluation of the Humanitarian Response to the Horn of Africa Drought Crisis in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya - Synthesis Report)
Appeals & Response Plans
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In Focus 1
North Africa 2
Northeast Africa 4
Horn of Africa 6
Target Traffickers Who Detain, Torture, Sexually Assault Hundreds
(New York) – Egypt should use its increased security force presence in the Sinai Peninsula to free hundreds of migrants held for ransom and abused by human traffickers and other criminals. Security forces should detain, investigate, and prosecute the traffickers.
This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 31 July — 13 August, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org
Within the framework of the Egyptian government support to the friendly African states, the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa presented food and medical assistance to Djibouti to help alleviate the impacts of the drought which hit the country in the early days of 2011.
On August 23rd, Spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Menha Bakhoum, stated that a delegation representing the Egyptian Government and trends is heading to Mogadishu on Friday, August 26th, to hand over Egyptian assistance freighted on board military planes to the Somali capital. Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs, Ambassador Mona Omar, will head the delegation on behalf of Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr.