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- Executive Summary
Asylum seekers and refugees in Kayole, Eastleigh and Kitengela have made great strides integrating into the social and economic life of Nairobi. The livelihoods baseline illustrates that the socio-economic profile of the urban asylum seeker or refugee is not that of desperation and dependence. Rather it is one of incredible resilience in the face of significant odds. The majority are engaged in economic activities in the informal sector, and have made modest gains with limited support from the Government of Kenya or the humanitarian community.
Food, goats & cash for assets in Kenya
SMART anaemia analysis in Bolivia
Cross-sectoral approach to Konzo in DRC
Food security in Afghanistan
Early warning system in Somalia
Integrating IYCF support in Ethiopia
Mitigating soil salinity effects in Bangladesh
1) Moisture deficits remain following a mid-season dry spell that occurred in early November and recent drier than average conditions. With a shortened recovery period in the next several weeks, this could result in a deterioration of pastoral and agro-pastoral conditions, and possible crop yield reductions by the end of season throughout parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and eastern Tanzania.
1) The return of below-average rainfall during the last week has re-strengthened moisture deficits following a mid-season dry spell that occurred in early November. With a shortened recovery period in the next several weeks, this could result in a deterioration of pastoral and agro-pastoral conditions, and possible crop yield reductions by the end of season throughout parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and eastern Tanzania.
Increased rainfall during the last week helped to improve mid-season dryness across Kenya and Somalia, however moderate seasonal deficits remain for many local areas.
1) Even with a reduction of precipitation last week, several weeks of above-average rainfall has led to significant moisture surpluses. An elevated potential for moderate to heavy rainfall may trigger additional flooding, damage local infrastructure, and negatively impact cropping activities throughout Uganda, Kenya, northern Tanzania,
Rwanda and Burundi.
Press Briefing Notes 16 November 2012 Spokesperson: Jumbe Omari Jumbe
IOM is today launching a community radio station at Kakuma, a town in North Western Kenya to assist in bringing about peace and harmony among the refugees and the host communities in the area.
The area has witnessed frequent conflicts between the refugees and the local communities and between the Turkana and neighbouring communities caused by the scramble for resources, especially food aid from the humanitarian agencies, pasture and water for the livestock.
Heavy rains continue across eastern Kenya and Tanzania, while a mid-season cessation of rains bring developing moisture deficits to portions of Somalia and neighboring regions of Ethiopia and Kenya.
Heavy, but not well-distributed rains received in parts of Kenya, Somalia.
Published November 10, 2012 Samuel Loewenberg
KAKUMA, Kenya —The Kakuma refugee camp is 60 miles from Sudanese border, in the uppermost reaches of the arid Turkana region of Kenya. It was opened in 1992 to house the 16,000 “lost” girls and boys fleeing the war from Sudan. These days, the overcrowded facility is home to around 100,000 people, driven there by violence not only from Sudan but also Ethiopia, Congo, Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi and a handful of other nations.
- Locally heavy, above-average amounts of precipitation are expected to continue for portions of Kenya, Tanzania, and the Lake Victoria region during the next seven days.
1) Following a week of heavy rains resulting in localized flooding and landslides in northern Tanzania and southwestern Kenya, a continuation of enhanced rainfall is expected to exacerbate many local areas experiencing overly saturated ground conditions.
Since its publication in 2009, the global LEGS project has supported awareness and use of LEGS via using a multi-faceted approach combining regional trainings, donor briefings, web-based communication, promotion via LEGS Steering Group members, and presentations at international and regional events. Given the humanitarian focus of LEGS, this strategy targeted key humanitarian donors, specific UN agencies and NGOs. The LEGS project does not work directly at country level, but relies on various actors to promote and coordinate LEGS at national and sub-national levels.
- Population and General
There are approximately 20 million pastoralists across Sub-Saharan Africa. Pastoralists - people who depend primarily on livestock or livestock products for income and food- typically graze their animals on communally managed or open-access pastures, and move with them seasonally. Adding in agro-pastoralists-who derive 50 per cent of their income from non-livestock resources-the numbers reaches over 30 million in the Greater Horn of Africa (CAADP Policy Brief No.6, March 2012).
Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced the Australian International Food Security Centre has established its first office in Africa — in Nairobi, Kenya.
Senator Carr said under-investment in agricultural research and innovation is a key factor affecting Africa's ability to bring about food security.
'The new Centre will help Africa in its transition from a reliance on emergency food aid, to building a viable smallholder farming sector,' Senator Carr said.
NAIROBI, 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - Faced with environmental degradation that threatens the livelihoods of many people in Africa, a group of 50 religious leaders met in Nairobi earlier this month and pledged to take concrete steps to mitigate the effects of climate change.
In Kenya, the Anglican Church, with an estimated five million followers, committed to increase the country’s forest cover by 10 percent over the next four years, and to promote soil conservation in 100,000 households.
By KENNEDY SENELWA Special Correspondent
Farmers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia are using strategies like crop-rotation and intercropping as well as planting more trees to combat erosion and increase water and soil quality.
A survey by Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) suggests shifts in farming practices are incremental but high levels of food insecurity prevent all the changes needed to cope with a changing climate.
Regional El Niño Taskforce to coordinate mitigation measures
Kenya deploys security personnel to strife-torn Tana River district
Insecurity and flooding hamper access to conflict areas in Sudan and South Sudan
Water trucking still required in Oromia and Somali Regions of Ethiopia
Severe food shortages reported in Bakool region of southern Somalia
NAIROBI, KENYA (7 September 2012)—Smallholder farmers across East Africa have started to embrace climate-resilient farming approaches and technologies, according to new research recently published by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). At the same time, the survey evidence suggests that many of the changes in farming practices are incremental, rather than transformative in nature, and that high levels of food insecurity prevent many from making all of the changes needed in order to cope with a changing climate
NAIROBI, Kenya, September 4 (UNHCR) – When last year's drought made some 12 million people in East Africa dependent on food aid, or when post-election violence drove nearly 700,000 Kenyans from their homes at the end of 2007, the most forgotten victims were people living with HIV.
"In emergencies, people can lose their way of making a living, become malnourished and more susceptible to disease. Desperate women and children can trade sex for food," says Sathya Doraiswamy, UNHCR's senior regional HIV officer.