Horn of Africa

The public safety net response to food crisis

Humanitarian

‘Resilience’ and ‘value for money’ have been commonly heard refrains in many humanitarian policy debates during the last 18 months, but not often in the same breath. In this article, we consider whether the scaling up of social safety nets in response to humanitarian crises could in fact contribute towards both those goals. Amidst calls […]


Horn of Africa crisis: how much are governments giving?

Humanitarian

We have been asked a number of times recently how much government donors are contributing to the crisis in the Horn of Africa. Governments are giving 72% of the total bilateral funding – not taking into account their funding via multilateral agencies and funds, so its a reasonable question to ask. We have attempted to […]


Arab donors and humanitarian aid

Humanitarian

In this briefing we analyse humanitarian aid from Arab donors and put these contributions in the context of other donor governments. In addition we analyse Arab donor contributions to the Horn of Africa and the Arab Spring. Download the briefing


Horn of Africa food security crisis: a quick round-up of facts

Humanitarian

The UN currently estimates that 11.5 million people in parts of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Somalia are severely affected by the major food security crisis and in need of assistance (UNHCR, 17 July 2011).  As the crisis escalates, many are concerned about whether enough humanitarian aid funding is forthcoming and who is giving what. […]