Duration: January to December 2010 Key milestones
Planting seasons: Winter: October; Spring: March; Harvest: June – September Target beneficiaries: 7,020,000: drought-affected, internally displaced, refugees, and returnees Funding request per beneficiary: $124 Total funding request: $870,561,261
Key dates in 2010: ‘Hunger season’ January-March; Main Harvest: March/April; Planting season: October/November Target beneficiaries: 1.9 million food-insecure; 6 million people with no access to basic water sanitation and hygiene services; 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS; 1.6 million orphans and vulnerable children, including 100,000 child-headed households; 650,000 communal farmers Funding request per capita: $31 Total funding requested: $378,457,331
The people of West Africa remain confronted with a wide range of threats to livelihoods and protection, ranging from food insecurity to political volatility, bad governance, transnational criminal activities including human trafficking, chronic poverty, or the longer-term impacts of climate change. These trends affect the coping capacity of states, communities and families and, in some instances, present a rising challenge to humanitarian actors regarding the respect of humanitarian principles and human rights.
Responding to humanitarian emergencies in West Africa is challenging due to the region’s diverse crises. Each crisis is complex, severe and affects the population’s coping capacities. At least 139 million people live in extreme poverty in West Africa. These people are particularly vulnerable to overall food insecurity, the effects of recurrent and regular natural disasters, and cyclical epidemics compounded by climate change and socio-political instabilities.
Deyr (Oct-Dec) and Gu (April-June) rains; political developments; the security situation, especially in Mogadishu; elections in Somaliland Target beneficiaries: 3,640,000 total (urban/rural), including 910,000 in Humanitarian Emergency; 1,180,000 in Acute Food and Livelihood Crisis and 1,550,000 internally displaced Funding request per beneficiary: $189 Total funding request: $689,008,615