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11 Apr 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF report: despite recent improvements, outlook for the Horn of Africa increasingly worrisome

More than 8 million people need emergency assistance

NAIROBI, 11 April 2012 – The massive humanitarian response in the Horn of Africa in 2011 reversed the spread of famine and saved tens of thousands of children’s lives, but the outlook is increasingly worrisome, threatening the tentative gains achieved to date, according to a new UNICEF report.

20 Jan 2012 description
report CARE

In the last six months CARE has reached over 1.8 million affected people throughout the region /Long-term recovery efforts aim at building resilience to food insecurity

On July 20th, 2011, the United Nations declared a state of famine in two areas of southern Somalia: the Bakool agropastoral livelihood zones and all areas of Lower Shabelle. Subsequently, four more Somali areas have been declared as a famine. At that point, the whole region of the Horn of Africa was suffering from the worst drought in more than 60 years, affecting Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya.

06 Jan 2012 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • On December 29, unidentified assailants killed a refugee leader of the Community Peace and Security Team (CPST) at the Hagadera camp in the Dadaab refugee camp complex in Kenya. Assailants killed another CPST refugee leader at the Ifo camp in Dadaab on January 1, 2012. Humanitarian operations in Dadaab remain limited to the provision of essential services, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

30 Dec 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Three aid workers on a monitoring mission in Mataban, Hirran Province, Somalia died when a gunman opened fire on 23 December.

· Latest reports from UNICEF and KRCS indicate that flood waters in Kenya are subsiding, with most displaced communities returning to their homes.

· Inter-communal conflict in Moyale leaves 37 people dead, thousands displaced.

· Two grenades thrown at a club in Wajir district in north-eastern Kenya near the Somali border wounded at least seven people on 24 December.

30 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

NAIROB I, 30 December 2011 (IRIN) - Severe drought, [ http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=93426 ] exacerbated by poverty and conflict, hit at least four countries in 2011 - Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

23 Dec 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Tensions remain high in North Eastern Province of Kenya following a series of explosive attacks targeting military and police convoys in the area.

· Aid workers have further reduced operations in the Dadaab refugee camps following heightened insecurity.

· WHO has called on health partners to intensify cholera preventative activities in Mogadishu following an increase in cases.

16 Dec 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Heavy rains have subsided this week in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, but humanitarian operations continue to be impeded by the damage to infrastructure caused by the heavy rains in previous weeks, as well as persistent insecurity.

· The World Health Organization has issued an alert over an increased risk of water-borne diseases following the recent heavy rains and flooding in the region.

12 Dec 2011 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Due to ongoing insecurity at the Dadaab refugee camp complex and surrounding areas in northeastern Kenya, humanitarian operations at Dadaab remain limited to the provision of essential services, including food distributions and nutrition, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities. On December 6, an explosion at Dadaab‘s Ifo 2 camp resulted in the death of one Kenyan police officer and injured three others, according to the Kenyan Red Cross Society. The officers were escorting U.N. officials to the camp at the time of the attack.

10 Dec 2011 description

I HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· More than 80,000 people have been affected by flooding in Kenya. The Kenya Meteorological Department forecasts heavy rainfall and risk of more flooding for December.
· Heavy rains and insecurity continue to hamper humanitarian operations in Kenya and Somalia.
· The Kenyan parliament this week approved the African Union request for the Kenya Defence Forces to join the African Union Mission in Somalia.
· The Somalia and Kenya 2012 Consolidated Appeals will be launched in Nairobi on 13 and 15 December respectively.

17 Nov 2011 description

I HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· The security situation in southern Somalia, northeastern Kenya and areas around the Kenya- Somalia border remains highly unstable.

· Access to the drought-affected population in the Juba regions of Somalia and northeastern parts of Kenya continues to be impeded by insecurity and heavy rains.

· 60 cholera cases have been reported in Dadaab refugee camp since August, with ten laboratory confirmed cases as of 4 November. According to UNHCR, despite the limited medical resources at the camp, the situation is currently manageable.

17 Nov 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

I. OVERVIEW OF COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS

GENERAL

UNICEF is extremely concerned about the impact of escalating conflict in Somalia on children. All parties to the conflict are urged to take all necessary measures to safeguard civilians, including children hundreds of thousands of whom are already at risk due to the ongoing famine. Also of concern are the recruitment and use of children for armed services and sexual violence of children and women.

Deteriorating security levels continues to hamper access to people in need in Southern Somalia and Northeastern Kenya.

16 Nov 2011 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Between September 1 and November 4, insecurity and drought displaced approximately 65,000 people from central and southern Somalia, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Of the total population displaced, 17,500 people were displaced from Mogadishu, with 14,000 people moving to other areas within Mogadishu and 3,500 people leaving the city.

11 Nov 2011 description

Rainy season and insecurity

Effects of the rainy season

11 Nov 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

OVERVIEW OF COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS

SECURITY
- The humanitarian access situation in Southern Somalia and Northeastern Kenya remains challenging due to security concerns.

  • Kenya’s military involvement inside Somalia continues, with fighting ongoing in parts of Lower Juba, including bombing raids. The recent kidnapping of two additional aid workers from the Danish Demining Group in Galkayo has further restricted access in the border area between Northern and Southern Somalia.

11 Nov 2011 description

I HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • Increased attacks on civilian and police targets have been reported in Kenya this week, as the Kenya military incursion in southern Somalia continues.

  • Humanitarian operations at Dadaab refugee camps and drought-affected areas of northeastern Kenya have been increasingly restricted, and in some cases halted, due to insecurity and damaged roads resulting from the ongoing heavy rains.

04 Nov 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Tensions remain high in the region as Kenyan troops advance further in Somalia in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants.

· Non-essential humanitarian operations in Dadaab refugee camp have been temporarily suspended due to insecurity in the area.

· Heavy rains continue to be received in the region, rendering some roads impassable but positively impacting on water recharging and pasture regeneration in drought-affected areas.

· Humanitarian actors in Djibouti are rolling out more clusters, enhancing coordination in the country.

28 Oct 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Two grenade blasts kill one person in Nairobi and injure more than 20 others, as Kenya fights al-Shabaab in Somalia.

· Humanitarian space continues to decrease with increasing insecurity along the Kenya/Somalia border region.

· Heavy rains in the region hamper delivery of humanitarian assistance and increase the risk of the spread of disease.

· The vulnerable population in Djibouti has increased from 146,000 to 210,000 people, of whom 120,000 are in rural areas, 60,000 in urban areas and 30,000 are refugees.