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18 Jan 2018 description

This alert has been prepared as a complement to the indicative humanitarian needs and requirements for Ethiopia presented in the 2018 Global Humanitarian Overview.

In advance of the finalization of the meher assessment results, it is anticipated that between 5 and 7 million people will be targeted with relief assistance, requiring around $895 million over the course of 2018.

The priorities for immediate financing highlighted in this document are geared towards achieving two purposes:

16 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed clashes continue in violation of cessation of hostilities agreement

  • 2018 South Sudan HRP calls for more than $1.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 6 million people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Jan 2018 description

Foreword

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.

10 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

Millions are already in need of food aid and the situation is expected to worsen

Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans in need of food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. It’s the worst humanitarian crisis the country has faced since a major drought scorched the Horn of African region in 2011, and an emergency likely to persist well into 2018 and beyond.

Read more on IRIN

05 Jan 2018 description

While conflict continues to rage and despite numerous challenges, humanitarian aid reached more people in more places across the north-east.

04 Jan 2018 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

02 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 1.9 million
Total children (<18) in need: 932,000
Total people to be reached: 770,000
Total children to be reached: 362,000

2018 programme targets:

Nutrition
- 25,000 children under 5 with SAM admitted to therapeutic treatment sites
- 362,000 children under 5 supplemented with vitamin A, dewormed and screened for acute malnutrition twice in 2018

22 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Summary

Most ASAL counties experienced some improvement in vegetation condition, water availability and access in November. In addition, production indicators in a number of counties have returned to normal.

20 Dec 2017 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2017 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, LWR president & CEO, noted that armed conflict is a thread running through the world's current crises.

18 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF’s Child Protection response remains underfunded with only 14 per cent of humanitarian funding needs met; this has affected the delivery of critical child protection services, especially psychosocial support.

  • UNICEF reached nearly 15,000 children in Kween and Kapchorwa districts with health communication activities to support the containment of the Marburg Outbreak. No new cases have emerged.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Normal-to-above normal rainfall amounts were received in both livelihood zones.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index was above normal at 57.91.
  • The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Summary

A number of ASAL counties continued experiencing some level of stress in October following the prolonged drought situation characterized by successive poor seasons. However, the onset of the October-November-December (OND) 2017 short rains impacted positively on livestock and crop production in some ASAL areas and consequently the food security situation is expected to improve as the season progresses.

27 Nov 2017 description

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Southern Africa continues to recover from the 2015/2016 El Niño-induced drought, which by January 2017 had affected about 41 million people across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)1. The substantial government- and SADC-led response, supported by $900 million from the international humanitarian community2, empowered farmers to take advantage of a good 2016/2017 rainfall season, delivering an April 2017 cereal harvest 3 per cent above the 5-year average.

20 Nov 2017 description

Summary of the revision made to the Emergency Plan of Action

This update provides an overview on Kenya Red Cross Society actions for the response to date and seek for a timeframe extension for an additional three months until 28 February 2018. The second appeal revision which was done in March 2017 was to increase the budget to 25,062,572 Swiss Francs and target beneficiaries to 1,033,300. The emergency appeal is currently 26 percent funded (CHF 6,453,908).

17 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Background

Following the beginning of the conflict in South Sudan in 2013, the town of Wadakona, Manyo County, has been contested by various armed actors until March 2015, when it fell under government control.

Since then, spillovers of fighting in closeby areas of Manyo County has reached Wadakona on occasions, further triggering displacement. In February 2017, fighting reached Wadakona and remaining civilians were evacuated to Renk.1 Most recently, in June 2017, fighting took place in the nearby towns of Ghabat, Kuek and Kola.

15 Nov 2017 description

ZOONOTIC THREATS

ANIMAL DISEASES THAT ALSO AFFECT HUMANS

Zoonoses are diseases that are naturally transmissible between animals and humans. It is estimated that about 60 percent of known human infectious diseases originate from animals, and that 75 percent of newly emerging diseases affecting humans are zoonotic, with most coming from wildlife. Zoonoses can cause severe and potentially fatal illness in animals and humans, as well as serious epidemics and pandemics.

14 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government and partners continue to respond to the rising needs of conflictinduced IDPs in Oromia and Somali regions, but humanitarian needs surpass available resources.

Government and partners responding to needs of conflict-induced IDPs, gap remains high

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall:

  • Showers were recorded with dry days intervals in the first dekad and second dekad of the month mostly in the Mixed farming zone with some areas of the county recording dry days during the month.
  • Vegetation condition: The 3 month vegetation condition index (VCI) for the County is 33.64 depicting a moderate vegetation deficit.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)\

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county experienced rainfall during the month under review with a distribution in time of 10-13 days. In reference to Nasukuta rainfall station, the cumulative rainfall for the 6-month period (April-September 2017) represents 90% of the total rainfall received normally for the period.