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30 Jul 2016 description

Long rains harvest in Rift Valley now likely below-average due to dry spell in May/June

Key Messages

  • A lengthy dry spell in May and June negatively affected crop development in the high and medium potential areas, causing moisture stress and wilting. The resumption of rains in late June resulted in the recovery of most crops, whose development is progressing well. Nevertheless, expectations have changed, and now the long rains maize harvest, which represents about 70 percent of annual production for Kenya, is likely to be below average.

30 Jul 2016 description

Maize and beans are the most important commodities consumed, with maize availability considered synonymous with food security. Beans are very often consumed with maize. The Nairobi market is indicative for urban consumers.

29 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 847,964 The total number of South Sudanese Refugees (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

  • 114,337 Old caseload before 15 Dec. 2013 (covered by the regular budget)

  • 266,916 Refugees in South Sudan - 1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

FUNDING (as of 27 June)

  • USD 573.4 M Requested for the situation

  • CONTRIBUTIONS: USD 85.4M

  • GAP: 488.0 M

29 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 30,966 South Sudanese arrivals into Ethiopia, White Nile in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya in the past week (18 – 24 July), based on field reports
  • 890,137 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 24 July (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
  • 973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)
  • 266,916 Refugees in South Sudan
  • 1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 18 July)

  • USD 608.8 M Requested by UNHCR for the …
28 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

 In Angola, as of 21 July 2016 a total of 3748 suspected cases have been reported, of which 879 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 364, of which 119 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 80 of 125 reporting districts.

28 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Refugee returns from Kenya to Somalia continue
  • Post-Gu assessment projects a gloomy food security outlook
  • AWD/cholera cases decline due to robust response
  • Humanitarian funding to Somalia declines but needs remain high

Refugees continue to trickle back home

Some 11,000 Somalis return from Kenya in the first half of 2016

28 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Food consumption among people assisted through relief operations is showing some encouraging trends, but the situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance.

  • WFP currently needs USD 426 million to support 7.6 million drought affected people in 2016, USD 23 million to provide full rations to refugees hosted in Ethiopia and USD 16 million to ensure uninterrupted assistance through the Targeted Supplementary Programmefor the rest of 2016.

28 Jul 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Kwale County Commissioner Kutswa Olaka said out of four Sub Counties, the most affected ones are Kinango and Lunga Lunga.

In Summary

•This came following the effects of low rainfall patterns which were experienced during the months of March, April and May forcing the residents to stare at hunger and starvation.

•Speaking during the launch at Kombani area in Matuga Sub County on Tuesday, Ministry of Devolution, Planning and Special Programmes Principal Secretary Josepheta Mukobe termed the situation as unfortunate.

27 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Malala visit to Dadaab

 On 12th July, Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and an advocate for girls education visited Dadaab camps and celebrated her 19th birthday with refugees. During her visit, she interacted with girls in various locations in the camp, where she presided over various ceremonies including delivering speeches and handing over certificates to girls trained on leadership, life skills and resilience.

27 Jul 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Kwale County Commissioner Kutswa Olaka said out of four Sub Counties, the most affected ones are Kinango and Lunga Lunga.

By Farouk Mwabege

The government has launched a relief food program which is expected to benefit over 300, 000 residents of Kwale County.

This came following the effects of low rainfall patterns which were experienced during the months of March, April and May forcing the residents to stare at hunger and starvation.

27 Jul 2016 description

Situation summary in the Americas

  • In 2015, three countries in the Americas have confirmed yellow fever virus circulation: Bolivia (epizootic), Brazil, and Peru (human cases).

  • In 2016, as of epidemiological week (EW) 28, three countries have reported jungle yellow fever: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

Epidemiological Situation

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP consulted stakeholders about the planned graduation of asset-creation households from cash transfers.

  • WFP held a ceremony to mark the handover of schools meals in Samburu to the national programme.

  • The tripartite commission announced that Dadaab refugee population will reduce by 150,000 people by the end of 2016. Refugees started settling in Kaloboyei integrated settlement.

26 Jul 2016 description

Climate change, exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon, has adversely affected the Horn of Africa, causing drought and famine, as it happened in 2011, when a severe drought struck the entire East African region, including Kenya, and caused a severe food crisis.

With the aim of reducing drought emergencies, ACTED Kenya has been implementing resilience projects in the most affected parts of Kenya, the arid and semi-arid lands, in the North of the country.

26 Jul 2016 description

UNHCR appeals for additional $115 million for voluntary return, reintegration of Somali refugees from Dadaab camp

Plan also includes the relocation of 31,000 refugees to Kakuma and verification of camp population

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

26 Jul 2016 description
report Voice of America

By Mohammed Yusuf

NAIROBI—

Two-thirds of Kenyans say they support closing the Dadaab refugee camp and sending all Somali refugees back home, a new survey shows.

In recent months, the Kenyan government has stated repeatedly it intends to close the camp in northeastern Kenya, which hosts more than 300,000 refugees, mostly from Somalia.

The United Nations has urged Kenya to reverse its decision, citing the difficulties Somalis will face if they are forced to return to an unstable country.

25 Jul 2016 description
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Market Highlights

  • The cost of living in South Sudan sustained rising trends during the reporting month. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in June by 310% year-on-year, the highest in the world and historic ever recorded in the country. The recent fighting in Juba disrupted markets and trade, significantly reducing food availability and consequent remarkable increase in food prices in the capital to as high as 45-80% for legumes, 12-58% for cereals and up to 70-80% for fuel within one week following the cessation of hostilities.

25 Jul 2016 description
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Summary Report - English version

Executive Summary

The 2016 Kenya Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Survey (CFSVA) aims to give the first 47-county overview of food security and nutrition in Kenya since the process of devolution began in 2013.

The data and analysis for the report is drawn from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS), which was designed to monitor and evaluate population and health situations in Kenya. It marks the first time that food security indicators have been included in any DHS survey.