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
WAM Mogadishu, Feb 09th, 2012 (WAM)--Emirates Humanitarian Mobile Hospital has concluded its 6-month long medical mission at the Somali - Kenyan Borders.
The services of hospital come within the world humanitarian initiative to treat one million child and elderly worldwide. The programme was launched under the patronage of H. H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairperson of the General Women's Union, and of the Family Development Foundation, and under supervision of Emirati medical team to provide humanitarian assistance to the refugees at the camps in Horn of Africa.
Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Nearly US$ 50 million was raised by the African Union (AU) to assist the countries in the Horn of Africa, threatened by famine, the AU Commissioner for the rural economy and agriculture, Mrs. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, announced Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.