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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 13 - 19 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: 12 IOM staff trained on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.

  • Ethiopia: Close to 63,000 refugees need to be relocated from the camps and transit centres to Okugu Refugee Camp.

  • Kenya: IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,452 refugees since 15 December 2013.

OVERVIEW

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Ethiopia + 6 others
HIV/Aids complicates fight against kala azar

IN SUMMARY

The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

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New child-friendly HIV pill set for launch

In Summary

  • At the moment, children living with the virus take four to five different syrups of the formulation which has a bitter taste and is proving to be a real struggle getting them to take.

  • Paediatric HIV is now classified as “neglected” because majority of the victims come from poor and marginalised families who have little access to basic health care.

By FRANCIS MUREITHI

A child-friendly anti-retroviral that combines different drugs needed to manage HIV/Aids will soon be available in Kenya.

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City evaluates flood damage

In Summary

  • Nairobi has over 4,000 kilometres of roads which were turned them into rivers during the downpour. Parts of some roads were washed away, disrupting traffic.

  • Services at Kenyatta National Hospital, the biggest referral hospital in East Africa, almost came to a standstill when Kenya Power disconnected electricity, attributing the decision to the heavy downpour.

By OTIATO GUGUYU

City county officials are assessing the destruction on the drainage system after massive flooding on Friday.

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Kenyan farmers back referendum push for more local aid

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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:26 GMT
Author: Kagondu Njagi

RUKINDU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It has never been in Miriam Kinyua’s nature to challenge authority, but these days the mother of six can’t restrain herself. She is one of a growing number of poor farmers calling for a referendum to improve their position under Kenya’s county government system.

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Almost seven years on, where is the justice for Kenya's victims of post-election violence?

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By James Mwangi, Governance and Human Rights Officer in Kenya, and Julian Waagensen, Governance and Human Rights Policy Officer

9 October 2014: Huge crowds shout themselves hoarse along the major streets of Nairobi as the presidential motorcade slithers from the airport to the city centre.

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Warmer Days a Catastrophe in the Making for Kenya’s Pastoralists

By Miriam Gathigah

NAIROBI, Oct 20 2014 (IPS) - Seif Hassan is a pastoralist from Garissa, Northern Kenya, some 380 kilometres outside of the capital, Nairobi. He sells his animals at the Garissa livestock market where, during a good season, pastoralists can sell up to 5,000 animals per week and “it is a cash-making business.”

“In a good season, an ox can go for as much as 1,000 dollars, a heifer for 560 dollars while a camel can be sold for as much as 3,400 dollars,” he tells IPS.

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Ethiopia + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #40, 15 October 2014

Highlights

  • WFP requires US$106 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals from South Sudan and existing refugees in all four countries.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and suspend programmes, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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World + 31 others
IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

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FEATURE-Kenyan girls trading sex for food: One woman's battle to help

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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00 GMT

Author: Katy Migiro

By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI, Oct 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The alcohol lining the 12-year-old Kenyan girl's stomach did nothing to quell her hunger pangs.

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100,000 new cases expected by year-end

In Summary

  • Mr Koome told the meeting with religious leaders that 60,000 people lived with the HIV virus in Mombasa County alone. In total, 1.6 million people are living with the virus in Kenya
  • Mombasa County currently has 12,000 drug addicts using syringes, out of which 18 per cent are living with HIV

By REBECCA OKWANY

Some 100,000 Kenyans may be infected by HIV virus by the end of this year if the annual average infections rate is anything to go by.

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Kenya + 9 others
East Africa Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis - October 2014

Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for October 2014 to March 2015 are based on the following regional assumptions:

SEASONAL PERFORMANCE

From September to December, 30 to 70 percent of total annual rainfall falls in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania (Figure 1).

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 58 (as of 16 October 2014)

Highlights

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Liberia + 7 others
Ministerial Communique on Ebola virus disease emergency preparedness and response in the East African Community partner states and support to the Western African countries

THE 10TH ORDINARY MEETING OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY SECTORAL COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF HEALTH

13TH TO 16TH OCTOBER 2014

EAC HEADQUARTERS, ARUSHA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

MINISTERIAL COMMUNIQUE ON EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE IN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PARTNER STATES AND SUPPORT TO THE WESTERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES

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Garissa County Drought Monthly Early Warning Bulletin – September 2014

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • The month remained dry all through with no rainfall recorded in all the sub counties.

  • The quality and quantity of pasture and browse deteriorated and is depleted in the wet season grazing areas mostly in the pastoral cattle /sheep zone, in the other livelihood zones where dry period grazing areas are situated the condition of pasture is scarce and browse as poor with high pressure exerted on by livestock concentrations.

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Ijara Sub-County Drought Monitoring Bulletin - September 2014

Situation overview

  • Scattered coastal showers were received in the third week of month under review in some parts of Hulugho and Ijara sub counties.

  • The quantity and quality of water in most of the water pans continued to deteriorate and anticipated to last for three weeks. The most affected areas were Sangailu, Elkambere and Gerille locations where all the water pans have dried up.

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Isiolo County Drought monthly Bulletin – September 2014

Situation Overview

  • The Drought conditions worsened in all livelihood zones; however the pastoral zones oldonyiro, sericho and merti are severely affected.

  • Water situation worsened over the month (September). Borehole and shallow well sources declined in quantity and quality. Water problems are severe in Lakole, Badana, Qone and kipsing. Frequent borehole breakdown in pastoral LZ of merti and sericho. The cost of water at source increased to kshs.5 to kshs.30 per20ltr jerrican,high in Modogashe