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21 Jan 2017 description
Humanitarian agencies call for action as more than 15 million people in Somalia, south-eastern Ethiopia, and northern and eastern Kenya are facing food and water shortages.
10 May 2016 description
report World Bank
As extreme drought continues to hit much of Sub-Saharan Africa, a report led by the World Bank focuses on interventions that could increase long term resilience to drought.
29 Apr 2016 description
Nigeria, Chad and Niger account for three-quarters of the population facing severe food insecurity, in particular communities in north-western Chad, where those facing crisis levels of food insecurity has more than doubled.
28 Apr 2015 description
The early production forecast for maize - a staple food throughout the subregion - is about 21.1 million tonnes in 2015, 15 percent lower than the average for the last five years, FAO says.
17 Mar 2015 description
FAO analysed post-disaster needs assessments in 48 developing countries between 2003 and 2013, and found that nearly a quarter of damages were borne by the agricultural sector.
13 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR
Djibouti built a vulnerability and risk assessment communication platform, the first in Africa, with hydrological early warning systems as well as assessment of seismic and flooding events.
30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
Despite slightly better rainfall at the end of 2014, Seven years of drought have put Djibouti’s population under severe stress, 152,000 Children Affected.
27 Jan 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
20 Jan 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
06 Jan 2015 description
Rainfall performance has been poor across much of the region for the first half of the 2014/15 agriculture season and could have an adverse impact on household food security.
17 Dec 2014 description
report ACT Alliance
Maize harvests were 50 - 75% below average during agricultural season in some regions. Food insecurity affects 640,009 people, requiring 15,830 MT of maize equivalent to address shortage.
11 Dec 2014 description
FAO estimates that globally 39 countries, including 29 countries in Africa, need external assistance for food due to conflict, crop failures and localized high food prices.
28 Oct 2014 description
Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
18 Sep 2014 description
Maize harvests 50-75 percent below average are causing abnormally high maize prices and reduced livelihoods. Humanitarian assistance is needed immediately and through the next harvest in April.
05 Sep 2014 description
Several indicators are worse or as bad as they were one year before the famine declaration of July 2011. Early action to avert a further deterioration of the situation is critical.
02 Sep 2014 description
After gradual rebuilding of livelihoods since the 2011 famine that cost over a quarter of a million lives, fragile gains are now being eroded and malnutrition rates are again on the rise, says UNRC.
19 Aug 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
14 Aug 2014 description
A new paper highlights several findings of an on-going study of the 2011-12 famine in the region that are relevant to the current humanitarian situation in Somalia, and provides several policy considerations.
12 Aug 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
05 Aug 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.