- IFRC: Kenya Drought Emergency Appeal Preliminary final report n° MDRKE030
- FEWS NET: Kenya Food Security Outlook - October 2015 to March 2016
- UNHCR Kenya Kakuma Operational Update, 1-14 Oct 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Govt. Kenya: El Niño Response Plan Oct 2015-Jan 2016 by the Multi Sectoral Task Force
- Govt. Kenya: El Niño contingency plan 2014-2018
The concerted campaign of political interference by the Kenyan government with the judicial independence of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Assembly of State Parties this week is a shocking indictment of the lengths the country will go to deny justice to the victims of horrific crimes committed during the post-election violence of 2008, said Amnesty International today.
Two boys drowned on Thursday while hundreds of people were displaced as heavy rains continued to pound many parts of the country.
An eight-year-old boy was yesterday swept away by floods at Kiramwok in Bomet County while swimming in Chepkositonik River with five friends. The body is yet to be retrieved.
According to Bomet Deputy Governor Stephen Mutai, the deceased was a Standard One pupil at Kiramwok Primary School.
The incident brings to three the number of people who have died in the last one week in the region as a result of heavy rains.
JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK, 27 November 2015 – The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, according to new data released today by UNICEF.
AIDS is the number one cause of death among adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally. Among HIV-affected populations, adolescents are the only group for which the mortality figures are not decreasing.
In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the highest prevalence, girls are vastly more affected, accounting for 7 in 10 new infections among 15-19 year olds.
Tuva Raanes Bogsnes (25.11.2015)
NRC has received the verdict in the court case related to the attack and kidnapping in Dadaab, Kenya in June 2012.
Oslo District Court has awarded Steve Dennis compensation for financial and non-financial loss of NOK 4.4 million. The court found that NRC was grossly negligent in regards to the safe-guarding of staff during the visit of the Secretary General in Dadaab in 2012.
Despite commitments by both parties in South Sudan to adhere to the peace agreement, fighting and violence continues to affect humanitarian access and result in displacement of people within the country and across borders into neighbouring countries.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MAY 2016
Flooding risks continue to be elevated in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania
Africa Weather Hazards
Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above-normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed in mid-November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
Plan International is responding to the needs of children as the impacts of the weather phenomenon El Niño worsen. In the Horn of Africa, where the impact is severe, it’s not just food that’s running out - it’s time.
Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, are expected to be worst affected, leaving children at risk of death, malnutrition, trauma and emotional distress.
Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 - UNICEF
NEW YORK/LUSAKA, Zambia, 26 November 2015 – If current levels persist, the total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050, according to a UNICEF report released at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, today.
London, 25 November 2015 (IRIN) - In a case with far-reaching implications for security in the aid industry, a court in Oslo has found the Norwegian Refugee Council guilty of gross negligence in its handling of the kidnapping of Steve Dennis and three other staff members in Dadaab, Kenya in 2012.
One of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises continues to unfold in South Sudan. After more than 20 months of fighting, a peace agreement was signed in August, but there is still no sign of peace in the country.
More than 2.2 million people are displaced due to the civil war. They have fled both within South Sudan and to neighbouring countries. The majority of refugees are children.
Despite some increase in precipitation, several regions experience strengthening dryness in southern Africa.
Heavy rains sustain the risk of flooding throughout parts of Kenya and northern Tanzania.
1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
On estime que 15,8 millions de personnes sont désormais sous traitement contre le VIH, soit deux fois plus qu’il y a cinq ans, tandis que les pays adoptent la Stratégie d’accélération à l’aide de données permettant d’affiner la prestation des services de prévention et de traitement du VIH afin d’atteindre les personnes laissées pour compte
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
The families drawn from Githogondo and Ndiambo were sleeping when the heavy rains submerged their houses and completely destroyed them on Monday night
Food, clothes and properties of unknown value were also carried away following the heavy rains that pounded the area.
This latest incident now brings to 150 the number of families who have been left homeless since the rains started in October.
By GEORGE MUNENE
One of the major barriers identified in access to HIV testing and treatment, care and support services is stigma and discrimination. Through the Joint Program on HIV and AIDS this report will be used as a baseline to track and measure performance towards ensuring Kenya is free of HIV stigma. It will also facilitate efforts to reduce the number of new infections, and encourage access to HIV education and treatment, care and support services.
There has been a general decrease in rainfall in most parts of the County except parts of Western Kenya and Nyanza regions. Heavy rainfall was experienced in Busia, Migori and Isiolo Counties. Parts of Narok, Kisii and Bungoma Counties received average rainfall, while Laikipia and Nairobi received light showers. No rains were received in the entire Coastal region and North Eastern regions.
There has therefore been no major incident reported as a result.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.