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31 Aug 2017 description
With concern expressed over deteriorating conditions from a second severe drought this year, USAID's 2017 contribution to the country comes to nearly $454 million.
14 Aug 2017 description
As of August 2017, the overall number of people requiring emergency food assistance between August and December 2017 is 8.5 million of which 3.3 million reside in the Somali region.
11 Aug 2017 description
Hunger is on the rise and with up to 2 million animals lost so far, FAO is focusing on providing emergency livestock support to the most vulnerable pastoralist communities.
09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
As a result of continued fighting and food insecurity in South Sudan, approx. 3,000 new arrivals were reported in Pagak, Gambella in July. There are currently some 843,374 refugees in Ethiopia.
07 Aug 2017 description
The mid-year review of the 2017 humanitarian requirements reveals a significant change in the humanitarian context, requiring urgent life-saving interventions due to exacerbated drought conditions.
02 Aug 2017 description
Engaging communities allowed response teams to understand the power relations, influencers and preferred communication channels in the Somali Region.
19 Jul 2017 description
Severe drought over the past year has resulted in very large livestock losses in the region, food insecurity is worsening to extreme levels following interruptions in humanitarian assistance.
14 Jul 2017 description
The third consecutive failed rainy season has seriously eroded families' resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is required. The most affected areas are in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
26 Jun 2017 description
“The numbers of young children with severe acute malnutrition in Doolo zone are the highest ever seen in this area by our teams in the 10 years we have worked in the region,” says Saskia van der Kam, MSF nutritional advisor.
20 Jun 2017 description
Poor belg rains coupled with armyworm damages will reduce projected harvest this year. More than 145,000 hectares of maize crop is reportedly affected by the infestation nationwide.
02 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children
Food supplies are already on the brink of depletion due to funding shortfalls, with need rapidly outstripping supply and donors’ funding failing to keep pace, Save the Children warned.
30 May 2017 description
About 24,000 hectares of maize fields have been sprayed with about 36,000 litres of pesticides, and about 12,600 hectares of land have been covered by handpicking the fall armyworm.
05 May 2017 description
With recent fighting and severe food insecurity further worsening the already dismal humanitarian situation in South Sudan, an additional 30,000 refugees are expected to enter Gambella.
03 May 2017 description
report World Bank
The World Bank has added $100 million to the Productive Safety Net Program, which most beneficiaries prefer to emergency aid as it is dependable, predictable and regular.
27 Apr 2017 description
report Oxfam
Governments, donors and the international community must commit to respond earlier to the warning signs of future crises before they escalate. Early action saves lives, reduces suffering and is more cost-effective.
24 Apr 2017 description
Exacerbated by one of the worst droughts in 30 years, the outbreak has affected more than 16,000 people in the whole region since the start of the year, with about 3,500 new cases per month.
20 Apr 2017 description
report IRIN
Nomadic herders, the hardiest of survivors, have been pushed to the brink. The lucky ones receive supplies of food and brackish water, but the majority, living in remote spontaneous camps, must look after themselves.
11 Apr 2017 description
Weather insurance, water harvesting, diverse cash crops, land management, new technologies and community-based approaches are enhancing Ethiopia’s resilience to climate change.
24 Mar 2017 description
The vast majority of those fleeing come from the regions of Bay, Gedo and Middle Juba, where most families raise livestock or make their living from tilling the land.
24 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Mobile health and nutrition teams were set up over a decade ago in Somali region as a unique component of the emergency health service delivery system to reach nomadic families.