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02 Jul 2015 description

In mid-June, a shortage of funds forced WFP to reduce the size of food rations for the refugees by 30 percent; while the agency hopes the cuts are temporary, they could in fact become greater without new contributions to prevent food stocks from running out. Refugees say the ration cuts make their already difficult lives even harder.

02 Jul 2015 description

Additional help from the UK to provide emergency aid, jobs and education, to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis

A range of new programmes from the UK will provide emergency aid as well as jobs and education to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

02 Jul 2015 description
map UNOSAT

Analysis with WorldView-2 Data Acquired 05 March 2015

02 Jul 2015 description
map UNOSAT

Analysis with Digital Elevation Model Data Derived from WorldView-2 Imagery

02 Jul 2015 description
map UNOSAT

Analysis with Landsat Data Acquired 08 March 2015

This map illustrates a landcover classification over Kalobeyei and Kakuma areas, Turkana Province, Kenya as derived from Landsat-8 multispectral imagery acquired the 08 March 2015 at 30m of pixel resolution. The classification is divided into 5 main classes: Savana and Sparse Vegetation, Sandy and alluvial soils with few vegetation, Baresoils and vegetated areas and riparian. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

02 Jul 2015 description

In this issue:

  • How Surveillance Works

  • Containing a Polio Outbreak: Horn of Africa and Central Africa

  • Review of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan

  • Global Voices in Support of Polio Eradication

01 Jul 2015 description
  • A slight decrease in rainfall was observed over West Africa during the past week.

  • Parts of Eastern Africa have received below-average rain since the beginning of the season.

1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria, The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.

01 Jul 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • The March to May long rains have ceased in most of pastoral and marginal agricultural areas. However, in the high- and medium-potential agricultural areas and localized parts of the coastal strip, rains continue through August and are likely to be average to above average in cumulative amount.

  • The cumulative March to May long rains were mostly near average in amount, but below-average rainfall fell in localized areas in pastoral and marginal agricultural areas.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Official expresses optimism the cases will cease over the next one month.
  • Sixteen counties have been affected by the cholera outbreak since December 16, 2014.

By EMMANUEL TOILI

The frequent cholera outbreaks experienced in certain parts of Kenya will cease over the next one month according to the Ministry of Health.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By MANASE OTSIALO

The government has warned of an impending drought in Mandera.

Poor long-term rains in April-May in Mandera is likely to cause a severe drought in the coming months, according to National Drought Management Authority (NDMA).

Speaking at NDMA offices in Mandera Town, the county drought information officer Hussein Ibrahim said only a few parts of the county received near-normal rainfall while others recorded no rainfall.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The shortage triggered fears of a fresh cholera outbreak among residents of the sprawling Shauri Yako slums that were recently hit by the disease.
  • Water shortage in the Lake side town started on Friday last week forcing most families to spend the weekend without a drop of water from their taps.
  • Some families were forced to turn to the heavily polluted water as others collected water from their roofs following a heavy down pour on Sunday.

By MAURICE KALUOCH

30 Jun 2015 description

African crops and livestock in a changing climate
June 29, 2015 by Julian Ramirez-Villegas
Cross-posted from the CCAFS blog.

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.

There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.

30 Jun 2015 description
report Kenya Red Cross

on Tuesday, 30 June 2015

On Friday June 26th 2015 at the Sarova Stanley Hotel the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) with support from the International Federation of the Red Cross teamed up with Airtel Kenya and launched a mobile phone application that will allow KRCS and mobile phone users in disaster areas within the country to interact in real time.