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20 Jan 2017 description

Learning from the Use of Data, Information, and Digital Technologies in the West Africa Ebola Outbreak Response

20 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

761,550 South Sudanese arrivals in 2016, based on field reports (as of 31 Dec)

1,434,742 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 Dec (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

261,541 Refugees in South Sudan

1.8 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING (as of 3 January)

20 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

By Sophie Mbugua

Agriculture is the most important sector of African economies, from the livelihoods it supports to the future jobs it can generate.

Read the full report

20 Jan 2017 description

21 Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination: validation in Punjab Province, Pakistan, November 2016

35 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–November 2016

20 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By STELLA CHERONO

Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has said Sh1.6 billion would be released before the end of this month to boost water supply between January and March, as the drought situation escalates.

Mr Wamalwa said the water will be used to benefit both humans and livestock.

20 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By OSCAR KAKAI

Residents of West Pokot have appealed to the government to find alternative water sources for them as well as allocate enough funds for the purchase of relief food in order to cushion them from the harsh drought conditions.

Over 40,000 residents are in dire need of food and water.

20 Jan 2017 description

For a long time, no person in Kenya suffered the devastating disability that is caused by polio. In fact, the only reminder in the early 2000s was the victims in the streets of Nairobi, many of whom had been paralyzed as children and adults. Their lives were ravaged by this terrible, vaccine-preventable disease.

20 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By CHARITY WAMBUGU

Residents of some parts of Kiambu County are set to start experiencing water rationing as dams in the region continue drying up due to the persistent dry spell.

County Executive for Water, Environment and Natural Resources Esther Njuguna has therefore warned people in the county to preserve the water they have and buy more storage containers.

She has also appealed to the residents to be active in preserving water catchments in their areas.

20 Jan 2017 description
  • Drought is severely affecting Kenya, with eleven counties at "alarm level" according to the National Drought Management Agency's January report. Poor rains and the ongoing effects of the 2016 El Niño have resulted in poor crop production and pasture, causing poor livestock conditions, poor household food consumption and reduced income opportunities.

20 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

462,069 South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 27 Nov, except for Ethiopia as of 29 Nov)

1,346,617 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 27 Nov (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals) 260,453 Refugees in South Sudan

1.8 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING (as of 29 November) USD 649.0 M Requested by UNHCR for the situation

19 Jan 2017 description

A total of $781.8 million * requested for the period January ‐ December 2017, including:

  • $**9.8 million** for CAR
  • $**30.3 million** for the DRC
  • $**157.7 million** for Ethiopia
  • $**40.5 million** for Kenya
  • $**171.7 million** for South Sudan
  • $**68 million** for Sudan
  • $**283.8 million** for Uganda
  • $**476,251** for HQ & Regional Coordination

* All dollar signs in this document denote United States dollars. This total includes support costs (7%)

19 Jan 2017 description

By Noella Musundi, Kenya Red Cross

As drought bites harder in Kenya, affected communities have been losing their cattle. As part of its response, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has embarked on an exercise that aims to destock weak cattle by buying cows, goats and sheep from willing pastoralists, at an agreed price of 15,000 Kenya shillings (141 US dollars) per cow; and 5,000 Kenya shillings (48 US dollars) for goats and sheep.

The Kenya Red Cross then uses the purchased animals to produce meat that is distributed to vulnerable households.

19 Jan 2017 description

About 12 million people across EthiopiaKenya and Somalia are facing food and livelihoods insecurity, as farming families struggle with the knock-on effects of multiple **droughts**.

19 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • A 90kg bag of maize is retailing at Sh4,000 up from Sh3,000 while the same bag of beans is selling at Sh6,500 which is an increase from Sh5,400.

  • A kilogramme of Pishori rice, mainly sourced from Kirinyaga County, is being sold at Sh150 which according to Ms Kihara was initially retailing at Sh120. Vegetable traders who source their commodities in Kieni have not been spared either.

By IRENE MUGO

18 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Kenya is currently going through a drought situation in some parts of the country, that has seen an estimated 1.3 million Kenyans acutely food insecure and in need of assistance. The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) with support from partners is implementing a cocktail of intervention to reduce the effects of drought on both the human population and livestock.

Cash Transfer Project (CTP) is one of those intervention that KRCS is implementing with an aim of helping communities cope with the drought.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By GODFREY OUNDOH

In Summary

  • Already, the fate of more than 500 primary school pupils in the county hangs in the balance.

  • Managements of their schools have vowed to close them due to the drought.

  • Most children are missing classes as they help fetch water from the only community well in the area.

  • A week ago, a primary school boy slipped and fell into the well as he tried to fetch water.

18 Jan 2017 description
report GAVI Alliance

*Organisations to collaborate on addressing supply chain challenges to improve developing country access to life-saving vaccines

Test programme announced with Kenyan Health Ministry: DHL and Gavi to provide efficient transport management solution for vaccine distribution*

Davos, Switzerland, 18 January 2017 - Deutsche Post DHL Group, the leading global mail and logistics company, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, today announced a global partnership to help improve vaccine supply chains in developing countries.

17 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

GOK Registration Update.

As of 31st December 2016, Kakuma Refugee camp population stands at 154,947 with 37,813 from Somalia, 84,983 from South Sudan, 9,078 from Sudan, 1,159 from Uganda, 505 from Rwanda, 5,366 from Ethiopia, 55 from Eritrea, 9,753Congo(DRC) , 39 from COB, 6,164 from Burundi and 22 from Tanzania.