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22 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of two million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to complement and support the country-level emergency operations related to food crises in Africa, mainly those Emergency Appeals and DREF funded operations focusing on drought and food insecurity. This regional appeal will ensure that the response to the food crises in Africa is effectively managed and coordinated beyond the country level, focusing on five key objectives:

13 May 2016 description
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Executive Summary

2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.

01 Dec 2014 description

Overview | Working environment

  • Regional political and security developments, climate change, and the resulting impact on human lives and livelihoods, are projected to affect humanitarian programmes and refugee operations in Kenya.

23 Jun 2014 description

1. Executive Summary

Kenya has been providing protection and lifesaving assistance to refugees since the 1960s. During the 1990s major influxes were witnessed from Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. While returns took place as the situation improved in places of origin for Sudanese to South Sudan and Ethiopians to Ethiopia, a significant number of refugees remained and continue to be hosted in Kenya. As well, 2011 saw an unprecedented influx of Somalis as a result of drought and insecurity in their homeland.

19 Dec 2006 description

After the drought in the first half of 2006, the same most vulnerable areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are now witnessing a combination of natural and man-made factors that are resulting in three sets of humanitarian concerns:

- Immediate enhanced threat of outbreaks of cholera, dysentery, measles and malaria;

- Enhanced vulnerability and risks due to population movement, gatherings in camps, etc;

- Interruption of programmes which are critical for global health goods such as polio eradication.

By and large, and with all due caution at this early stage, WHO is looking at …

06 Apr 2006 description
report Save the Children

As the UN launches its appeal for the East Africa drought (on Friday 7th April), Save the Children is calling on international donors to respond immediately to help save the lives of three million children in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia who are at risk of malnutrition.

30 Jun 2005 description

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 over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org