Despite low levels of funding for the Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) in the first half of 2011, a massive inflow of donor support in the second half of the year enabled humanitarians to quickly scale up their response after famine was declared in parts of southern Somalia in July.
The ongoing post-electoral crisis in Côte d’Ivoire continues to have huge humanitarian implications on the lives and livelihoods of people in the country and the region as whole, Liberia in particular. The violent incidents that followed the second round of the presidential elections of 28 November 2010 in Côte d’Ivoire increased fear of an internal conflict. This generated an initial displacement of population – both internally and in neighbouring countries, mainly Liberia.
The arrival of Tropical Depression 12E in El Salvador on 10 October 2011 brought unprecedented heavy rainfall, accumulating more rain than Hurricane Mitch in 1998, and exceeding rain levels registered in the last 50 years. Due to the persistence of the storm, two low-pressure systems were generated, leading to torrential rains for more than ten days, causing severe flooding and landslides in 181 municipalities of most of the country’s 14 departments, affecting more than 500,000 people and flooding 2,000 km2, equivalent to 10% of the country.
The arrival of Tropical Depression12E in El Salvador on 10 October 2011 brought unprecedented heavy rainfall, accumulating more rain than Hurricane Mitch in 1998, and exceeds rain levels registered in the last 50 years.