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07 Nov 1997 description

Some of the heaviest rain in three decades has caused serious flooding in parts of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya during the last two weeks. The floods have caused dozens of deaths, displaced thousands, washed away roads, houses and bridges and damaged crops.

04 Nov 1997 description
report Mail and Guardian

RECORD rainfalls and floods hitting the Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are leaving behind a trail of tears and destruction.

The latest to be hit is Ethiopia, where 57 people have been killed and 4,000 made homeless, the state-run
Radio Ethiopia reported on Monday.

''Over 9,000 head of livestock in the Ogaden region, on the border with Somalia, have also been washed away
by flooding, caused by rising rivers,'' Radio Ethiopia said.

Similar flooding has washed away homes and roads and displacing thousands of farmers along the Juba River

04 Nov 1997 description

(WFP says thousands displaced, crops lost) (470)
By Wendy Lubetkin

03 Nov 1997 description
report UN General Assembly

Third Committee is Told of 'Disturbing' Inaction by International Community
against Breakdown in Fundamental Humanitarian Principles

The most daunting challenges to repatriation of refugees continued to be
the Great Lakes region of Central Africa and were without precedent in the
history of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR), the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) was told
this morning. The Committee began its consideration of the report of the

31 Oct 1997 description
report CARE

Major Cholera Control Program launched as new cases spread into Siaya

WHAT:     CARE will mobilize 3 million shillings ($50,000 US) from a special CARE Emergency Fund to combat the growing cholera epidemic in western Kenya.  CARE will purchase I.V. fluids, oral rehydration salts and antibiotics, and will partner with the Ministry of Health to send teams of health workers into the countryside to educate Kenyans on cholera prevention measures.
28 Oct 1997 description

Departement des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

28 Oct 1997 description

Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for the Great Lakes
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

05 Sep 1997 description

Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

26 Aug 1997 description
report World Vision

Severe malnutrition rates have been found among children in at least 10 drought-prone districts in Kenya, according to a recent report by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Kenya Vulnerability Update released earlier this month says that the pastoral districts of Samburu, Turkana, and Kajiado have been the worst hit, especially among children under 5 years of age. The exceptionally high rate in Turkana is attributed to the reciprocal cattle raids practiced by communities in the area.

20 Aug 1997 description

Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for the Great Lakes
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

20 Aug 1997 description

Yasushi Akashi, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, leaves today
for 10-day trip to the Great Lakes region of Africa to assess the humanitarian situation there, according to a spokesman. After
arriving tomorrow in Kenya to meet with personnel from agencies dealing with Somalia and Sudan, Mr. Akashi will travel to

14 Aug 1997 description

33 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

13 Aug 1997 description
report World Vision

Turkana and Kajiado districts received some rain during the reported period.

Marsabit remained dry for the week. Forage and water in Turkana, Wajir and

Kajiado are still available for the livestock.

30 Jul 1997 description

appeal no. 05/97 (revised) period covered: 1 June - 25 July 1997