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
Djibouti: Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Augmentation of Access and Rephasing, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion Resulting in Noncomplying Disbursement - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Djibouti.
Press Release No. 11/457
December 9, 2011
Le FMI envisage de fournir un surcroît de ressources à Djibouti et au Kenya par le biais des prêts déjà en place
De nouveaux prêts concessionnels peuvent être rapidement mis à disposition si les pays en font la demande
L’efficacité de l’aide octroyée en cas de catastrophe pourrait être améliorée
Press Release No. 11/312
August 24, 2011
Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today ahead of the Pledging Conference in Addis Ababa for countries affected by the severe drought in the Horn of Africa:
“On behalf of the IMF, I would like to express our deep concern to the countries affected by this human tragedy, and underline the Fund’s commitment to help as much as possible in the international assistance effort.