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04 Jan 2008 description

Norwegian Church Aid is working at full speed to coordinate relief aid through churches in troubled areas of Kenya. Food distribution will hopefully begin during the weekend.

We have chosen the churches as our network in order to reach as many people as possible, because there are churches in every community in Kenya.

13 Dec 2006 description

Hundreds of thousands of people have so far been rendered homeless in several parts of east Africa, where heavy rains and floods have wreaked havoc over the past few weeks.

Many people have been killed by the floods, and more than 300,000 people are reported have been affected. These numbers are expected to rise as heavy rains continue to pound all over east Africa, particularly in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

17 Nov 2006 description

As the international conference on climate change draws to a close in Nairobi, Kenya today, the situation is critical for refugees in northeast Kenya. At the UNs request, Norwegian Church Aid is sending a water expert to the Dadaab area.

"This is a sad illustration of the consequences that climate change can have for the world's poor," says Atle Sommerfeldt, general secretary of Norwegian Church Aid.

The roads in the flooded region are blocked, and Norwegian Church Aid has been forced to fly into the region.

21 Feb 2006 description

Roughly 11 million people are currently threatened with starvation in Eastern Africa. "These people have waited two years for rain to fall, and cannot wait any longer," says Kari Øyen.

The region has been affected by serious drought since late 2005 when the short rainy season failed, leaving water reserves dry and forcing the population to ration the little water they have available yet more strictly. The crisis stretches across large areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania.

06 Feb 2006 description

Dry conditions and food shortages are causing the situation to deteriorate across the whole of Africa's Horn. "People are becoming increasingly desperate," says Norwegian Church Aid's Kari Øyen.

19 Jan 2006 description

A lack of rain during the autumn has brought terrible consequences in Eastern Africa where currently more than 11 million people are estimated to now require food and other forms of aid urgently.