Eastern Africa is facing one of the worst and longest droughts in recent history, with communities in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia hit hardest. Back-to-back failed rainy seasons and other climate-related shocks, including cyclical flooding in South Sudan, are increasingly common in the region. Also on the rise are disease outbreaks, such as Ebola in Uganda. Further driving food insecurity, malnutrition and large-scale displacement are macroeconomic challenges, rising food prices and in particular, conflict and insecurity which persists in many countries.
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Somalia: Humanitarian Response Plan 2023
Somalia has endured poor rains since 2020, alongside exceptionally high food prices, conflict, disease outbreaks and other hardships.
The Sudan: Humanitarian Response Plan 2023
Food insecurity remains significantly high in the Sudan, driven by increased and prolonged instability and displacement, economic deterioration and...
Monitoring food security in food crisis countries and territories with conflict situations
This is the twelfth update of the Monitoring food security in food crisis countries and territories with conflict situations.
Somalia: Cash support to protect people from the impacts of drought
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Humanitarian Assistance to drought effected pastoralists in Kenya
Kenya is facing its third La Niña induced drought in a decade. An estimated 3.1 million people are facing acute food insecurity and in need of humanitarian...
Ethiopia: Documenting seed distribution activities in Ethiopia's Tigray Region
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