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27 Jul 2018 description

Summary:

The regional appeal, throughout its first year, has supported 15 emergency operations, including ten Appeals and five DREFs. The latter were/are aiming at meeting the needs of approximately two million

people in 14 countries, including five countries of focus: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia and South-Sudan. For this 12-month report, these operations were asked to provide a brief overview of their key achievements, successes, challenges and key lessons learned over the past year.

Country wise and regional key main achievements

In Countries:

04 Apr 2018 description

by Irene Amuron and Catalina Jaime, Climate Centre, Nairobi

Ten national African meteorological services were last month represented at the first dialogue platform for forecast-based financing (FbF) to be held on the continent, hosted by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in Nairobi.

23 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 2,010,476 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 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:

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:

11 Apr 2017 description
report Singapore Red Cross

Singapore, 11 April 2017 - In response to the severe drought in the Horn of Africa, homegrown humanitarian organisation Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will contribute a total of S$85,000 in relief to Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.

19 Aug 2016 description

Traditional rules of warfare, the conduct of hostilities, and the categories of people and objects protected during war were among the issues discussed at a round table for academics that concluded this week in Nairobi, Kenya.

The discussion, organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), sought to engage participants on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), a set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conflict as well identify best practices in teaching the subject in institutions of higher learning.

30 Jul 2012 description
report Kenya Red Cross

A Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) rapid assessment of the fierce fighting around the Ethiopian Moyale border and its environs since Thursday 26th July 2012, has revealed that the conflict has caused deaths, injuries and loss of property with reports of massive displacements of populations.

13 Jul 2012 description
report British Red Cross

By Ellie Matthews

One year on, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has supported millions of people across the horn of Africa.

Click here to view the slideshow.

04 Jul 2012 description
report British Red Cross

The Kenya Red Cross has helped cut the number of people suffering from severe malnutrition in part of the world’s largest refugee camp by 75 per cent over the last nine months.

It began providing essential healthcare and nutrition services at the Ifo II section of Dadaab refugee camp complex in October last year. Nearly two out of every ten children under five there then were severely malnourished; now, it’s fewer than one in 20.

21 Jun 2012 description
report Kenya Red Cross

On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. In this resolution, the General Assembly noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. A refugee is one who has been forced to seek protection/ asylum from harm outside his own Country. Kenya currently hosts the largest refugee camp in the world i.e. the Dadaab Refugee Camp which hosts a total of about 700,000 refugees.

30 May 2012 description

An overview of the delegation's activities in the first half of 2012.

Content:

  • ICRC facilitates the transfer of released chinese nationals

  • IHL military instructors course held

  • Water project for 6,000 beneficiaries

  • ICRC intervenes during Moyale clashes

  • ICRC continues to support the Djibouti Penitentiary Administration

  • Health Care in Danger Campaign

  • Geneva: remembering Khalil Dale

28 May 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome

In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Strategy 2020, the East Africa regional representation’s disaster management programme focuses on strengthening capacities of National Societies in the region in disaster preparedness aimed at empowering communities to becoming more prepared and resilient to disaster.

17 Apr 2012 description

16 April 2012

For the first time in eastern Africa, high level officials from across the region are meeting to address the current regulatory challenges related to the delivery of food aid and humanitarian assistance.

06 Feb 2012 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Tension is still evident in Moyale following the Gabra- Borana conflict over political positions and new boundaries as enacted in the New constitution. Some of the displaced families have moved into Ethiopia and Wajir District and as a result, a team from Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is currently carrying out a detailed assessment in Bute, Gurar and Dasir to determine the number of people displaced so that the Society can assist. According to the elders from both sides, some 300 families have been displaced and are currently in Wajir.