- OCHA Regional Outlook for the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region: Recommendations for Humanitarian Action and Resilience Response - Jan-Mar 2017
- UNHCR Kenya Factsheet - January 2017
- Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya UNHCR Dadaab bi-weekly Update 16 - 31 January 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Horn of Africa: A Call for Action, February 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Govt. Kenya: El Niño contingency plan 2014-2018
- UNHCR: South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Jan – Dec 2017
- UNHCR: South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal Jan - Dec 2017
About 2.7 million people in Kenya are now in need of relief assistance, up from 1.3 million in August 2016. The President of Kenya declared a national disaster on 10 February 2017 and has called for international support.
The results of SMART surveys conducted in January and February 2017 to monitor the emergency nutrition situation show very high levels of global acute malnutrition (GAM) (above 30 per cent) in three northern counties (Turkana North, North Hor of Marsabit, and Mandera).
Facts & Figures In 2017:
5.6 million people in need of food assistance
3.9 million people in need of water trucking
3 million acutely malnourished children & women including 300 000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition
1.9 million households need support to keep livestock alive
Almost 10% of the population chronically vulnerable to food insecurity
Colorful clothes in modern styles hang by the entrance to Zipporah’s store. Little more than a stall in a shopping center in Nyeri, Kenya, it holds a surprisingly wide selection of women’s clothing. When a customer arrives, Zipporah and her assistant pull out dress after dress until they strike on something impossible to resist.
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region*. It presents a three-month trend analysis from October to December 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from January to March 2017. It is the sixth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in October 2016.
Regional Trends: October-December 2016
The Government of Japan has allocated USD 34.3 million to support IOM’s operations to assist vulnerable migrants including displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities around the world in 2017.
The funding will also contribute to increasing the capacity of various governments in humanitarian border management to cope with displacement resulting from conflicts and to enhance security.
Somalia is ranked first in the 2016 fragile states index. According to the UN, out of 12 million inhabitants, more than half are food insecure and in need of humanitarian assistance. 363 000 children are acutely undernourished and 1.1 million Somalis are internally displaced, under constant threat of insecurity and armed conflict.
Residents of Kamuge in Turkana had reason to smile after the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) visited their communities, donating food items to 333 households affected by the drought. Turkana is among the 14 counties in the alarm stage of drought classification and in need of urgent interventions. The donation benefitted 215 households in Kamuge and another 118 households in Ng’ilukia. It included green grams, maize flour, cooking oil and salt.