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RH in emergencies, MISP rapid needs assessment

Geographical coverage:North Eastern and Rift Valley Provinces

18-20 August 2011

Teams: UNFPA/ UNICEF/ Ministry of Health

  1. North Eastern Kenya

Highlights:

FINDINGS

• Security concerns warrant to be escorted by police into and throughout the North Eastern Province.

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Ministry flags off traditional high value crops’ seeds for 77 districts

The ministry of agriculture today flagged off assorted high value traditional crops seeds and planting materials worth kh56million for planting in the 77 districts across the country that rely on short rains.

The brief flagging off ceremony held outside Kilimo House was officiated by assistant ministers, Hon. Gideon Ndambuki, and Kareke Mbiuki, and the Permanent Secretary Dr. Romano Kiome. It was also witnessed by Agriculture Secretary, Dr. Wilson Songa, Directors Dr. Johnson Irungu, Humphrey Mwangi, KARI Director, Dr. Ephraim Mukisira, among others.

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Kenya + 2 others
Dekadal Food Security Monitoring September 15, 2011

Given the severity of current and projected food insecurity in the eastern Horn of Africa, FEWS NET began in July 2011 to release food security reports for Kenya every ten days. The objective of this enhanced monitoring and reporting is to ensure that new information is incorporated into analysis and shared as rapidly as possible in order to inform decision‐making related to humanitarian assistance.

Current food security outcomes and classification

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South Sudan + 5 others
Horn of Africa Summit calls for sustainable solutions to drought crisis in the region

Friday, Sept 09, 2011

Leaders from the Horn of Africa region have resolved to develop the Horn of Africa Regional Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Strategy Framework to reduce the impact of disasters in the region.

In a Joint declaration issued at the end of a one-day Summit on the Horn of Africa Crisis that was read by Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetang’ula at the United Nations Complex at Gigiri, the leaders also agreed to create and support a Multi-donor Trust Fund for drought and other disasters that will be anchored in the IGAD secretariat.

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Review of the weather in March-April-May (Mam) and June-July-August (Jja) 2011 seasons and the outlook for the October-November-December 2011 “short rains” season

Ref No: KMD/FCST/5-2011/SO/03

Performance of the 2011 “Long Rains” (March-April-May) season

Most parts of the country, especially the Northern, North-eastern Kenya and the Coastal Strip recorded highly depressed rainfall during March-April-May 2011 “Long-Rains” Season. This resulted into drought that had severe impacts on Agriculture and Livestock sectors, which in turn led to famine and loss of livestock.

Performance of the June-July-August 2011 rainfall and temperature

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Kenya + 1 other
Dekadal Food Security Monitoring September 7, 2011

Given the severity of current and projected food insecurity in the eastern Horn of Africa, FEWS NET began in July 2011 to release food security reports for Kenya every ten days. The objective of this enhanced monitoring and reporting is to ensure that new information is incorporated into analysis and shared as rapidly as possible in order to inform decision‐making related to humanitarian assistance.

Current food security outcomes and classification