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09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

12 Sep 2018 description

Cash-based interventions are transforming the way humanitarian aid is being delivered. We have seen a dramatic increase in the use of cash globally by 40 per cent between 2015 and 2016 (State of the World’s Cash Report, 2018). At least 28 countries in Africa have had some experience with cash-based interventions through vouchers, direct cash and mobile money; reporting that it is a much more efficient, timely and dignified way to support communities.

11 Sep 2018 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 9.2 million Swiss francs increased from 4.8 million Swiss francs, which reflects the overall operational plan of the Kenya Red Cross Society. The revised Appeal is focusing on shelter and settlement, health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, gender and inclusion as well as food security and livelihoods, targeting 321,630 people or 53,605 families. The operation has been scaled up to assist an increased number of people within an extended timeframe, and an enlarged geographic scope.

13 Aug 2018 description

Millions of people are being put at risk as droughts across the world affect food production, and livestock this summer.

Australia is experiencing its worst drought in living memory, with the Red Cross launching an emergency appeal for farmers who have been hit hard in recent weeks. The extreme dry spell has seen rural communities lose cattle and crops, putting livelihoods in jeopardy.

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:

23 May 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

A plague outbreak in Madagascar raised concern in neighbouring countries. As of 12 October 2017, a total 684 cases (suspected, probable and confirmed) including 57 deaths (CFR 8.3%) had been reported from 35 out of 114 districts. Of these, 474 were clinically classified as pneumonic plague.

On 16 October 2017, Madagascar Ministry of Health (MoH) reported that caseload that was at 805 (confirmed and suspected) with 74 deaths.

09 May 2018 description

Community voices driving decisions: Kenya Red Cross and IFRC share the lessons learned on accountability to communities

“As a movement we have no choice than being accountable to people.”
Abbas Gullet, Secretary General of Kenya Red Cross Society

03 May 2018 description

Nairobi/Geneva, 3 May 2018 – More than a month of heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Kenya, triggering floods that have claimed an estimated 100 lives and displaced nearly 260,000 people.

Many of the communities affected were already struggling to recover from the 2017 drought.

02 May 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 4,746,755 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to deliver assistance to 150,000 people of 15 counties in shelter and settlement, health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, gender and inclusion as well as food security and livelihoods for six months. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.

25 Apr 2018 description

Nairobi/Geneva, 25 April 2018 – The Kenya Red Cross Society is providing emergency relief to thousands of people impacted by rising flood waters that continue to wreak havoc in many parts of Kenya.

Since torrential rains started last month, homes and farms have been destroyed, livestock has been lost and roads and other infrastructure have been washed away. More than 210,000 people have been forced to flee their homes.

21 Mar 2018 description

By Noellah Musundi, Kenya Red Cross Society

A group of children gather on two unsteady benches under a tree. One of the benches is broken. A black board leans over another tree. This is the classroom of Nashipa pre-school in Singiraine village, Kajiado West.

The pupils of the school range from three to ten years. On their tiny faces you can clearly see the effects of drought, malnutrition and potential health issues.

23 Feb 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some CHF 29,686,126 (increased from CHF 25,062,572) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC) to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 1,373,294 people (an increase from 1,033,300 people), with a focus on the following sectors: Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods, Nutrition and Food Security.

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: