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31 Dec 2014 description
  • Heavy rains brought needed moisture to dry areas in eastern southern Africa.
  • Moderate to heavy rains were observed around Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya.
31 Dec 2014 description

The UK will provide emergency food, shelter and sanitation to half a million refugees that have fled the ongoing fighting in South Sudan

With almost a quarter of refugees reaching camps in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya suffering from acute malnutrition, the new £16.4 million package will provide:

31 Dec 2014 description
report EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI

IN SUMMARY

  • EBOLA: Kenya sent a team of 15 doctors, Uganda 14, Rwanda 7 and Tanzania 5. In terms of health workers, Kenya will deploy nearly 300, Burundi 250, Uganda 21 and Rwanda 7.

  • TB: In East Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania face the highest disease burden. In 2013, Kenya recorded the highest number of new cases at 89,796, followed by Tanzania with 65,732 and third Uganda with 47,650.

31 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Most physical indicators did not show unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range
  • The vegetation condition index VCI-3month was 56.62 which was above the normal of <50.
  • The current SPI value was 0.64 which implied a normal situation.
  • The state of water sources was near normal and improving at 4-5 compared to 5 normally.

Production indicators

31 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • VCI-3month fell within the normal ranges across all livelihood zones an indication that the situation was on average normal.

  • Water situation was normal as this time of the year after the county recorded significant rains across all livelihood zones.
    Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

31 Dec 2014 description

2014 SUMMARIZED

Dorcas takes action to help people in need and deep poverty irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, gender or political convictions. Inspired by Matthew 25:31-46 to care for the poor and oppressed, Dorcas has been working for 35 years to provide relief and development projects in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For this it can count on the enthusiasm of thousands of volunteers, entrepreneurs and donors in the Netherlands.

31 Dec 2014 description

The aim of this project is to ascertain how businesses and governments in eight global cities are contributing towards the integration of migrant and refugee populations, either through specialized outreach programmes, the provision of services or targeted funding of nongovernmental organizations, and to what extent these contributions can be deepened or expanded. Perhaps a more important goal is to determine whether and how business and cities are currently working together to create opportunities for migrants and refugees and deepen their integration into society.

31 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall had ceased in some parts of the county as a result of false start of the rains.

  • The rainfall received so far is way below normal range.

  • Average 3 month VCI for the county was 41.78 which was within the normal range.

  • Average 3-month SPI for the county was 0.32 which is within the normal range.

31 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Biophysical indicators do not show any unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range?

  • Rainfall received is below normal.

  • Is the vegetation condition index VCI-3month is above normal.

  • Current situation of the water sources is good. Water pans are at 70% capacity.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

31 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall report on; Onset: Moderate rainfall was received in the first two weeks of the month in all the livelihoods

  • The rains were unevenly distributed in temporal and spatial distribution

  • The SPI was -0.43 which was within the normal range of -1.0 to 1.0

  • Vegetation condition: The VCI was 58 which indicated above 35 (the normal range ) .

31 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

31 Dec 2014 description

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 October and 31 December 2014. It is also available to be read online or downloaded at www.internal-displacement.org.

IDMC, established by the Norwegian Refugee Council, is the leading non-governmental body monitoring internal displacement worldwide.

31 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

31 Dec 2014 description
report Caritas

Reduce poverty

Caritas aims to reduce the incidence and impact of poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. There is no single solution to poverty and it can take many forms. Each response must be context-specific and often multifaceted. Caritas’ approach places people at the centre of development and seeks the good of every person and the whole person. It is community based, and recognises the importance of family and community in a person’s life.

31 Dec 2014 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents

Africa

Central African Republic

10 December - An INGO vehicle was ambushed by armed men while transporting a patient to the hospital. The driver and the patient suffered serious stab wounds.

Somalia

3 December - A UN convoy was attacked by al Shabaab in Mogadishu.
At least three Somali security personnel were killed when a car bomb, targeting the convoy, exploded near the airport. CNN, Aljazeera, BBC Americas

Cuba

31 Dec 2014 description

Strategic Overview

Period January – December 2015

Current Population 478,109 persons Population Planning Figure (15 December 2013 to 31 December 2015) 821,000 persons

Target Beneficiaries South Sudanese refugees displaced since December 2013

Financial Requirements USD 809,913,788

Number of Partners 39

REGIONAL STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

31 Dec 2014 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, markets were well supplied with staple foods in November as regional harvests progressed. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The Ebola outbreak has led to both official and voluntary restrictions on the movement of goods and people in affected Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, resulting in atypical market trends in some areas.