Severe drought is affecting 2.7 million men, women and children in Kenya. Crop failures are projected at nearly 70 percent, and in February 2017 the Kenyan government declared a national disaster and issued an urgent call for global assistance to respond to emergency drought needs. Pastoralists and farmers living in arid and semi-arid regions of northern Kenya have been the hardest hit, as household livelihoods depend almost solely on livestock or subsistence agriculture.
Recently, Promoting Better Lives (PBL) project partner, Rural Development Association (RDA), supported the community by distributing water filters to 269 families from 17 villages. One recipient was Mrs. Haeuy Sreymao who is 26 and lives with her two young children in Ang Chueng village in northwest Cambodia. Her husband Eng Noeun, 37, is a work migrant to Thailand where he is a daily wage worker.
Emergency Appeal: US Refugee Resettlement
Appeal code: 628-E
Appeal amount: $1 million
On Friday January 27, U.S. President Trump signed an Executive Order suspending the admission of all refugees to the U.S. for 120 days; suspending resettlement of all Syrian refugees indefinitely; reducing the overall number of refugees to be admitted to the U.S. in FY 2017 from 110,000 to 50,000; and placing a 30-day ban on issuing visas to nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya.
On estime désormais que plus de 60 pour cent des réfugiés dans le monde vivent dans des zones urbaines et de plus en plus d’organisations humanitaires étendent leurs objectifs pour devenir plus engagées auprès des réfugiés et des personnes déplacées vivant dans les villes. Des changements de politiques et des changements opérationnels ont été entrepris dans le but de développer l’accès à la protection, à l’autosuffisance et aux services essentiels pour les réfugiés qui vivent dans les zones urbaines et hors des camps.
More than 60 percent of refugees worldwide are now estimated to live in urban areas, and increasingly humanitarian agencies are expanding their focus to become engaged with refugees and displaced persons living in cities and towns. Policy and operational shifts are underway, with emphasis on expanding access to protection, self-reliance and essential services among refugees who live in urban and non-camp locations.