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22 Dec 2017 description

Challenges and opportunities for communication with disaster-affected communities

Armed clashes have altered an already fragile media and telecommunications landscape, leaving many without regular access to trustworthy news and information in South Sudan

22 Dec 2017 description
report World Vision

KEY MESSAGES

• Drought conditions remain critical: Due to drought, water stress is acute, milk production and livestock prices are well below normal, and livestock mortality is rising in the following counties: Garissa, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kilifi, Laisamis, Narok, Samburu (East), Tana River, and Wajir (South and West).

22 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Summary

Most ASAL counties experienced some improvement in vegetation condition, water availability and access in November. In addition, production indicators in a number of counties have returned to normal.

22 Dec 2017 description
report British Red Cross

In 2017 the world faced a series of devastating humanitarian emergencies, not least here in the UK - making it one of the most demanding years for the British Red Cross since WWII. Here’s a look back at 2017 in numbers

  • 9m – people in the UK reported as always or often lonely

  • 200 – tonnes of donated clothes, blankets, toiletries and essential items by members of the public following the Grenfell Tower Fire

  • 24.1m – people facing food shortages in East Africa (across Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan)

22 Dec 2017 description

The EA HPPP supports systematic long-term private sector, UN, NGO, Government and community partnerships to address the impacts of natural disasters, emergencies due to conflict and complex urban and out-of camp displacement situations.

Private sector accompanies Relief Chief to drought-stricken Kenyan county

21 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efficient and clean cooking can reduce toxic air pollution, save lives, protect the environment, and improve livelihoods.

  • Accelerating the transition to clean stoves and fuels requires sustained engagement in local markets, innovative approaches such as results-based financing, and a concerted global effort.

21 Dec 2017 description

Backgrounder
From Global Affairs Canada

Today, Canada announced an additional $15 million in humanitarian and development assistance in Kenya. This funding, allocated to trusted partners, will help save lives and alleviate suffering in the following ways:

Humanitarian settings:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Multi-sectoral support for refugees living in Kenya - $5 million

20 Dec 2017 description

Grandi expresses his gratitude to Kenya for hosting almost half a million refugees and keeping its borders open to people fleeing war.

By Melissa Fleming

NAIROBI, Kenya – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has expressed his gratitude to Kenya for continuing to host almost half a million refugees and keeping its borders open to people fleeing war.

20 Dec 2017 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

20 Dec 2017 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2017 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, LWR president & CEO, noted that armed conflict is a thread running through the world's current crises.

20 Dec 2017 description

Kenya's Tana River Basin, which has experienced drought over the past few years, is likely to get wetter this century - scientists

By Alex Whiting

ROME, Dec 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya's Tana River Basin, a major source of hydroelectric power, food and fresh water, may see its annual rainfall increase as much as 43 percent by the end of the century because of climate change, scientists said on Tuesday.

20 Dec 2017 description

Kenya has met the criteria for Guinea worm free certification status, following a comprehensive evaluation in the country in the last two weeks by the International Certification Team (ICT).

20 Dec 2017 description

By Maggie Fick

DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Somali refugees in Kenya are free to choose whether to go home, a top U.N. official said on Tuesday, despite many families saying debts accumulated to feed their children after cuts in rations are forcing them to return to a war zone.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

19 Dec 2017 description

HRH Princess Sarah reflects on how forced displacement is affecting the country’s youngest and most vulnerable.

It was humbling, on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan, to meet with the people who are worst affected. Of the 2.1 million refugees forced to flee the violence, a staggering 85% are women and children.

A further 7 people million inside the country are in critical need of humanitarian assistance, including 2 million who are internally displaced.

19 Dec 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 168,314 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 December, with just over 70 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 358,527 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

19 Dec 2017 description
report Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa in Kenya has received Ksh 4.6 billion from Global Fund to help fight Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria in the next four years (January 2018-June 2021) after going through a competitive process as a non-state Principal Recipient for both TB and malaria.

Speaking during the official contract signing ceremony at the National Treasury, the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury, Mr Henry Rotich thanked the Global Fund for their continuous support to the country in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

19 Dec 2017 description

A delegation from the Government of Japan is in Kalobeyei between 18-20th December monitoring UN-Habitat activities in the Kalobeyei new settlement. The delegation is accompanied by the project team at UN-Habitat and representatives from Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) and the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) who are working in collaboration with Water Land and Ecosystem program of CGIAR and Penn State University.

18 Dec 2017 description

On visit to southern port city of Kismayo, Grandi praises progress and pledges continued investment and support.

By Melissa Fleming

KISMAYO – On a visit to the recovering southern port city of Kismayo, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, pledged to continue investing in housing, education and livelihoods for returning refugees, IDPs and the local population.