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Kenya: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRKE003 Operation Update No.5 (Appeal Extension-Recovery Phase)

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 185 countries.

Period covered by this Operations Update No 5: 1 January to 30 June 2008

Appeal target: CHF 9.65 million (USD 7.97 million or EUR 5.88 million)

Appeal coverage: 105%

Appeal history:

- Preliminary Emergency Appeal launched on 17 November 2006 for CHF 9,848,235 (USD 7,864,934 or EUR 6,157,653) for 6 months to assist 300,000 people.

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Kenya: USAID humanitarian assistance in review, 1997- present


BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

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Ghana + 3 others
Millions in Africa in need after massive rains: Floods claim lives in Africa, millions left destitute

Report
ActionAid
Some of the worst flooding in nearly 30 years has devastated swathes of east and southern Africa affecting over 1.5 million people.

In Ghana nearly 800,000 people have been affected by torrential rains which have devastated farms and destroyed crops.

At least 17 people have died as a result and the government has declared Ghana's three northern regions a disaster area.

ActionAid is responding to the disaster, distributing food and clothes in the Upper East Region, the area most affected by the floods.

We are also responding in the Northern

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Burkina Faso + 6 others
Response to African floods - Trócaire

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Trócaire
The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Michael Kitt TD, today approved up to one million euro in emergency relief funding to help flood victims in Ghana and Uganda. Ghana and Uganda are two of the countries worst affected by the recent floods in Africa. The Irish Aid funds will be used to supply emergency relief to 7,000 families in the Armuria district of Uganda and 18,000 families in the upper eastern and western regions of Ghana.

Trócaire, with its partners, is currently assessing how best to help those affected by the severe rains which have

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Sudan + 5 others
No signs of end to flooding as rains pour down across Africa

Nairobi_(dpa) _ Floods are continuing to ravage an arc of African countries from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa, washing away homes and ruining crops and have been reported as the worst in years in many states.

Uganda is experiencing its worst floods in memory, with some 89,000 households "severely affected" and scores homeless and marooned by the surging waters, the Red Cross said Friday.

"It has never been so severe like this," said Hasifa Kabejja, spokeswoman for the Ugandan Red Cross Society. "Houses have been washed away. People have lost their crops.

Deutsche Presse Agentur:

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Burkina Faso + 9 others
African deluge brings misery to millions

The small plane banks steeply to the east and the extent of the floods in the low-lying Teso region of Uganda become clear: kilometre upon kilometre of low-lying pasture land submerged, tens of thousands of hectares of staple crops like cassava, millet and groundnuts waterlogged. There are impassable roads, overflowing rivers, stranded cattle and devastated bridges. Villages are cut off and mud houses and roads have been swept away.

But this is a fraction of the devastation caused by some of the heaviest rains in memory to have hit a great swath

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Cameroon + 9 others
Floods in Central and East Africa - OCHA Regional Update No. 2

SUDAN

The latest wave of flooding brings the total of those directly affected to over 550,000, with at least 136,000 directly affected by the latest wave of floods. These people have either partial or total loss of their homes, as well as food stocks and essential household supplies.

Most of the damage is located in the state of Southern Kordofan, east of South Darfur. At least 11,000 homes were totally destroyed in this area, leaving at least 55,000 homeless. Twenty-six people have died and 65 have been injured. The damage to the

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Kenya: Social awareness key to malaria control efforts

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IRIN
KILIFI, 2 July 2007 (IRIN) - Amina Nyamawi returned her mosquito net to the health centre as word spread across Karimbo village in the Kilifi district of Kenya's Coast province that the nets were linked to evil spirits.

"The chief convinced me the net was safe so I took it again, but my baby and I went to Mombasa where my husband lives so that we could try the net together," said Amina Nyamawi. "Nothing happened," she added.

Hundreds of villagers in Karimbo handed back their nets in September and October 2006 as rumours spread that the

IRIN:

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Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Kenya: Humanitarian update - Jun 2007

Inside this issue

- Food & Livelihood Security

- Cholera outbreak stabilises

- Kenya-Somalia border

- Humanitarian activities in June

- Insecurity

- Update on Mt. Elgon

- Cattle raids and border attack

- Humanitarian Calendar - July

- Preparedness & recovery needs

The UN Rolls out its Humanitarian and Disaster Management Strategy

UN agencies in Kenya have developed a Humanitarian and Disaster Management Strategy which was rolled-out at a one day workshop on June 19th. Kenya has an unusual humanitarian profile

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Kenya: Mwanamgeni Kahindi: "Floods left me destitute"

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IRIN
KIKAMBALA, 28 June 2007 (IRIN) - Mwanamgeni Kahindi, a 30-year-old mother of two, owned a small food kiosk at Kikambala area of Kilifi district in Kenya's Coast Province until floods destroyed it in May.

"We did not expect the severe flooding. We thought the water would flow into the sea. That, however, did not happen. The water kept rising.

"One morning I arrived and found everything swept away - my cooking pots, cups and plates and uncooked food. The home of the family that used to live here [near the kiosk] was submerged.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Djibouti + 4 others
Horn of Africa natural hazard probability and risk analysis

Paul Bartel and Jordan Muller

Executive Summary

The Horn of Africa (HOA), composed of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, suffers frequent natural disasters that commonly result in losses of life, destruction of infrastructure, and reduction of agricultural production. Formulating effective contingencies to respond to such emergencies is constrained by a limited understanding of the likelihood of a natural hazard occurring within a particular region and risks associated with that hazard. Robust early warning systems exist

US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit:
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Kenyan coastline floods, posing health risks

Report
Kenya Red Cross
An estimated 28,000 people are affected by severe flooding along the Kenyan coastal areas of Mombasa, Kilifi, Malindi, Kipini, Mpeketoni, Witu and Garsen, following heavy rainfall since the last four weeks.

The floods have caused substantial destruction to property and infrastructure, as well as destroyed or submerged thousands of houses. Seven people have lost their lives - three in Kilifi and four in Mombasa - and some injured when their houses collapsed on them.

"There is now a risk of disease outbreaks since latrines and sanitation facilities have collapsed, as some

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Kenya: Risk of disease as thousands hit by floods

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IRIN
NAIROBI, 11 June 2007 (IRIN) - The number of people affected by flooding caused by heavy rainfall in Kenya's Indian Ocean Coastal region has risen to 23,000, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said, expressing concern that diseases could break out in some areas where sanitation facilities have been destroyed.

"People are experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea. These are the first indicators that diseases such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid are taking root," said Anthony Mwangi, the KRCS public relations manager.

The KRCS identified Mpeketoni area of

IRIN:

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Afghanistan + 9 others
Hunger's global hotspots 08 Jun 2007

Introduction

WFP delivers food in the most challenging environments on earth. It is often in these situations, where conflict, disasters and poverty have ripped apart families and society that people need most help. The weekly Global Hotspots look at WFPs priority operations.

Afghanistan

Afghan deportees continue to flow into Afghanistan. Since 21 April nearly 100,000 deportees have entered the country. The United Nations has launched a joint CERF Appeal of US$5.9 million to cover the needs of deportee families for an initial period of three months (June to August 2007).

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Kenya: Floods Infomation Bulletin No. 2

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Kenya Red Cross
The Kenya Red Cross Society's mission is to build capacity and respond with vigour, compassion and empathy to the victims of disaster and those at risk, in the most effective and efficient manner. It works closely with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

This Information Bulletin (no. 2/2007) reflects the information available at this time.

All Kenya Red Cross Society assistance

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Kenya: Flood-hit coastal families need aid

Report
IRIN
NAIROBI, 5 June 2007 (IRIN) - Hundreds of families affected by flash floods caused by heavy rainfall along Kenya's Indian Ocean coastal region in the past month need food aid and other humanitarian assistance, relief workers said.

"We require at least 10 metric tonnes of food aid," said Elina Mapenzi, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) branch coordinator for Kilifi district.

Kilifi, along with neighbouring Mombasa, Malindi and Kwale districts, as well as Lamu farther north, has been hit by torrential rainfall since mid-May. At least 500 households in Kilifi

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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Afghanistan + 11 others
Hunger's global hotspots 01 Jun 2007

Introduction

Hungry people across the globe in desperate situations are reliant on WFP food. Here are this week's global hotspots.

Afghanistan

After a five truck convoy was attacked on May 24 and some 60 mt of food looted in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province, a police-escorted, 12 vehicle convoy was attacked on May 28 in Bakwa district of Farah province.

The attempt to loot the cargo resulted in the killing of two police escorts.

In yet another incident, this time in the southern province of Kandahar, a truck loaded with 40 mt of food was diverted and food looted.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya: Humanitarian update - May 2007

1.0 THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

1.1 General Overview:

During the month of May, there has been a further escalation of violence in many parts of the country, the most alarming being the gruesome killings of Matatu bus operators and other private citizens allegedly being carried out by the Mungiki sect. Cattle raids and ethnic-related violence have also been noted with 30 lives being lost due to cattle raiding and a further 5 deaths and numerous injuries coming as a result of separate incidents of ethnic violence in Bura Division (Tana River District) and Kuresoi in Molo District.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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