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31 Oct 2011 description

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs often represent vital components of the response by USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) to rapid-onset disasters and complex emergencies, as disaster-affected populations are more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne and communicable diseases. As a result, WASH interventions include latrine construction, provision of safe drinking water, and hygiene promotion—commonly focused upon improved hand-washing, water collection and storage, and sanitation practices.

27 Aug 2008 description

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EAST AFRICA: Food security continues to deteriorate following crop failures, high prices, trade disruptions, conflict, and limited food, water, and pasture availability. Needs continue to rise, while food aid pipelines face shortages through the end of the year. High and extreme levels of food insecurity are reported in Ethio pia's Somali, Oromia, SNNP, Amhara, Tigray, and Afar regions; in Kenya's Turkana, Mandera, and Marsabit districts, and southeast ern marginal farming areas; in central and southern …

31 May 2005 description


Djibouti-Drought alert-The last three rainy seasons were poor and this was compounded by the migration of pastoralists from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea in search of pasture and resulted in the deterioration of the food security situation.