Eastern Africa: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 28 April 2015)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 28 Apr 2015


  • Food security is expected to deepen for many vulnerable households as the lean period start by end April - May. Malnutrition levels are expected to worsen after May and are already above critical thresholds in parts of northern Kenya, eastern and southern Ethiopia, rural Djibouti, and south-central Somalia.

  • As of March 2015, the number of food insecure people in in the region has increased from 11.43 million people to 13.73 million people. This figure will be revised and updated by the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) in May 2015.

  • Conflict and unfavourable climatic conditions remain the main drivers of food insecurity and displacement in the Eastern Africa region.

  • As of March 2015, the estimated number of displaced people in the region stood at 8.99 million people; of whom 2.37 million are refugees while 6.62 million are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict.

  • Despite growing humanitarian needs, funding levels have not significantly increased since April 2014 and humanitarian country teams in the region are facing immediate funding gaps in critical sectors.

  • As of April 2015, humanitarian appeals (Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan) stood at 19 per cent funded, less than the 22 per cent funded of the same appeals in April 2014.

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