More than 3 million people in Kenya are impacted by the drought across East Africa, with the worst affected living in the arid and semi-arid lands across the country. The rains have been depressed over the past year and pastoralists are very badly impacted, their livelihoods destroyed and their families suffering. FIfteeen of the 23 arid and semi-arid counties are now in the emergency category. The priority now is to save lives and livelihoods.
Food has become more expensive due to the drought
ActionAid is working with poor communities across the world to support them in building their resilience to disasters, climate change and other shocks and stresses. This work is of ever-growing importance, not only because of changing weather patterns and rising temperatures increasing the likelihood of disasters, but also because of growing risks related to violent conflict, human and livestock epidemics, environmental degradation and political and economic crises.
By - Sadia Abdi Alin -ActionAid Somaliland Country Director
The last time Somalia experienced famine, in 2011, a quarter of a million people died. As the risk of famine looms again, Sadia Abdi Alin, the Country Director of ActionAid Somaliland, the region of Somalia where ActionAid works, blogs about the devastating impact that hunger is having on communities, and how people in the UK can help before it is too late.
In Somalia, 110 people died in two days at the start of March as a result of the ongoing drought, according to the Somali Prime Minister. These deaths should have been entirely preventable. Droughts don’t kill people, droughts don’t have to become a famine or a crisis. What kills people in a drought is a lack of food or water. We can’t make it rain, we can’t change the weather, but we can stop people going hungry and thirsty. It is simply a matter of political will, resources and funding.
EU leaders must live up to their commitments to European values in responding to migration and stop copying xenophobic populist recipes, more than 160 NGOs said today in a joint statement. The organizations are calling for strong leadership to uphold the rights and values that have been the founding principles of the European Union for 60 years.
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ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL – GLOBAL SECRETARIAT
POSITION: PROJECT M&E OFFICER – Mobilizing Civil Society Support for Implementation of the African Governance Architecture
DURATION – 3 YEARS FIXED TERM CONTRACT AT 50 % LEVEL OF EFFORT
LOCATION - PREFERABLY NAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG OR LONDON HUBS
Directorate Chief Executive (CE)
Executive Administrator Intern
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: Fixed term up to 30th June 2017
Salary: Stipend of R5000pm
Purpose of the Role:
Role Overview: The Project Manager will provide strategic overview for the project by overseeing the planning, implementation and monitoring of all project activities to ensure project targets and milestones are reached. The Project Manager will effectively supervise, guide and coach project staff and build strong relationships with partners, relevant line ministries, religious leaders and agencies. The Project Manager will work closely with ActionAid UK to ensure the project is implemented in compliance with donor rules and that reporting requirements are met.
ActionAid Hellas, as a certified sending organization within the EU Aid Volunteers framework, is searching for one senior volunteer in Climate change adaption and ecosystem in order to deploy him/her to Alianza Colombia. Please, check all the available EU Aid Volunteers vacancies of ActionAid Hellas through our website here http://www.actionaid.gr/upostirixe-mas/ethelontismos/eu-aid-volunteers/
ActionAid Hellas, as a certified sending organization within the EU Aid Volunteers framework, is searching for one senior volunteer in Livelihoods in order to deploy him/her to Alianza Colombia. Please, check all the available EU Aid Volunteers vacancies of ActionAid Hellas through our website here http://www.actionaid.gr/upostirixe-mas/ethelontismos/eu-aid-volunteers/