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Eastern Africa: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 November 2014)

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 12.8 million people are food insecure in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
  • Stunting levels are a serious concern in the region with the highest percentages reported in Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and parts of Uganda and South Sudan.
  • Most parts of the region have received adequate rains except for the arid, semi-arid lands. Excessive rain and flooding is expected to replenish water resources, however there are concerns over possible crop losses in flood-inundated areas.
  • The estimated number of displaced people in the region stood at 11.4 million people by the end of September 2014. Of the total displaced population, 2,467,547 are refugees while 8,966,205 are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict.
  • Despite historical highs for the humanitarian response in the region, funding is proving to be a challenge. Of the US$ 4.44 billion requested, only $2.54 billion had been received by 2 December 2014.
  • The humanitarian community is appealing for urgent support to kick start 2015 operations and scale-up the response to meet the increasing needs of the affected populations.
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
09 Dec 2014
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot
Theme(s): 
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Refugees and Returnees