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20 Sep 2018 description
Civil conflicts and displacement remain the key drivers of food insecurity in East Africa and the Near East, whereas dry-weather conditions reduced cereal outputs in Southern Africa, says FAO.
12 Sep 2018 description
Worldwide, there were about 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018. More than 1.7 million of these occurred in Ethiopia and Somalia.
14 Aug 2018 description
Above-average October-December short rains are forecast, likely resulting in a second consecutive season of flooding in the Horn of Africa, with up to a million people affected.
28 May 2018 description
report World Vision
More than 127,000 Kenyan children who have been displaced by flooding following heavy rains in recent weeks may be in need of psychosocial support, World Vision is warning.
18 May 2018 description
“We are concerned that we could see more patients come in if the heavy rains and flooding continue like this,” says Alfred Davies Jr, MSF’s Field Coordinator for Dagahaley in Dadaab.
15 May 2018 description
report World Vision
Continuous rain has submerged homes, schools and businesses, displacing more than 700,000 people; they are now in tents on higher ground, in schools or other evacuation sites.
12 May 2018 description
The funding will help cover basic needs such as emergency shelter, food and nutrition, drinking water and repair of water facilities, emergency health care and epidemics prevention.
03 May 2018 description
Water sources have been contaminated and 33 health centres have been destroyed along with homes, crops, irrigation systems and farm equipment, and roads and train lines.
25 Apr 2018 description
The floods have disrupted livelihoods, with at least 8,450 acres of farmland submerged and more than 6,000 livestock killed, and destroyed houses and damaged infrastructure.
20 Apr 2018 description
report Save the Children
Many refugees were forced to shelter in schools in Dadaab while at least 750 homes were swept away and an estimated 4,500 people have been displaced in Mandera county.
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.
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.
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.
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.