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19 Jul 2018 description
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Highlights

• In March 2018, approximately 2.55 million people were food insecure1 , down from 3.4 million as from August 2017. The record-high March to May rains resulted in significant improvement of food security and nutrition status in the second quarter of 2018. Massive flooding across 40 out of 47 counties, affected 800,000 people and displaced 291,171 (approximately 47% children) and 186 killed by mid-May 2018

• A total of 114,543 acutely malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 31 May 2018 with UNICEF support.

08 Jun 2018 description
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Highlights

• Over the last weeks, heavy rains have led to significant flooding across 40 out of 47 counties in Kenya, resulting in infrastructure damage and displacing 291,171 people.

• A total of 28,935 severely malnourished children and 64,503 moderately malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 30 April 2018.

• Over 123,400 people in flood-affected counties benefitted from temporary access to safe water and 24,400 people from the distribution of NFIs.

04 Apr 2018 description
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Highlights

• Following security operations and political tensions, some 10,557 people from the Oromia region in Moyale, Ethiopia, have been displaced across the border to Moyale in Marsabit county, Kenya, since 10 March. More than 80% of the asylum seekers are women and children, including 600 pregnant women and 1,500 children under five. UNICEF is supporting response coordination and is providing WASH, Health, Nutrition, Child Protection and NFIs support.

22 Nov 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kenya has completed 4 months with no new case of polio reported in the current outbreak. Total number of confirmed cases of WPV type-1 to date remains at 14. Date of onset of paralysis of the last polio case is 14 July 2013.

  • Somalia a total case count of 183. Date of onset of the last case is 9 October 2013.

  • Ethiopia reported no new case during the past week. The country’s total case count remains at 6, with the date of onset of last case of 19 September.

15 Nov 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kenya has completed 4 months with no new case of polio reported in the current outbreak. Total number of confirmed cases of WPV type-1 to date remains at 14. Date of onset of paralysis of the last polio case is 14 July 2013.

  • Somalia reported 3 new cases during the past week raising the country’s total case count to 183.
    Date of onset of the last case is 9 October 2013.

08 Nov 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total number of confirmed cases of WPV type-1 in the current outbreak is 14. Date of onset of paralysis of the last polio case is 14 July 2013.

  • Somalia: reported no new case during the past week; the case count remains at 180 (date of onset of last polio case is 30 October).

  • Ethiopia: reported no new case during the past week; the case count remains at 6 (date of onset of last case is 19 September).

  • South Sudan: the 3 suspected WPV cases were discarded as a result of laboratory contamination

28 Aug 2011 description
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Special Focus on Measles, Cholera, and Malaria in the Horn of Africa

19 Jul 2011 description
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Sees need to scale up relief efforts

By Edita Nsubuga and Alicia Jones

TURKANA DISTRICT, Kenya, 18 JULY 2011 – A typically warm Turkana welcome greeted UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake when he visited the village of Kapua in north-western Kenya this weekend.

08 Jul 2011 description
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NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 8 July 2011 – UNICEF estimates that over 2 million children are malnourished and in need of urgent life-saving actions, if they are to survive conditions in drought-affected countries in the Horn of Africa. Half a million of those children are facing imminent life-threatening conditions, with long lasting consequences to their physical and mental development.

This crisis is being called the worst for 50 years, in a region familiar with severe drought.

01 Aug 2006 description
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By Andrew Heavens and Farah Dar

ADALE, Ethiopia, 1 August 2006 - Abdi Kafi, 4, lies crying in his mother's arms, weak and listless after three weeks of recurrent diarrhoea.

In most Western countries, his condition would be easily improved with oral rehydration salts or a visit to the local clinic.

07 Feb 2006 description
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UNICEF: Immediate Action Will Prevent Greater Emergency in Future

07 Feb 2006 description
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L'UNICEF affirme qu'il faut intervenir immédiatement et demande 16 millions de dollars pour financer l'aide d'urgence. PARIS - 7 février 2006 - La Corne de l'Afrique traverse une grave crise provoquée par une sécheresse qui menace 1,5 million d'enfants de moins de cinq ans, a déclaré l'UNICEF aujourd'hui. A cause de la sécheresse, environ 8 millions de personnes ont besoin d'une aide d'urgence en Éthiopie, au Kenya, en Somalie et à Djibouti.