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03 Aug 2011 description

High prices and poor rains have left 2.4 million Kenyans at risk of severe food insecurity. This is caused by widespread rain failure. The most affected areas in Kenya are the Eastern, North Eastern and parts of the Rift valley. IAS started intervention on 29 June among the Kamba people of Eastern province, who are especially vulnerable as they have suffered recurrent food shortages in recent years.

20 Feb 2008 description

NAIROBI, February 20, 2008 - The situation in Kenya has improved tremendously after the arrival of former UN General Secretary Kofi Anna and launching of mediation talks. Yet the situation in the rural areas in Rift Valley with mixed tribes seems to be lees affected by the power sharing talks going on in the capital Nairobi.

Still reports keeps coming in about burning of properties, looting and threats to evict people.

11 Dec 2006 description

GARISSA, KENYA, December 11, 2006 - International Aid Services has received a grant from Danish Mission Council Development Department , Swedish Mission Council / Sida, and Läkarmissionen for a relief intervention in Garissa, North East Kenya. In the last weeks since the beginning of November 2006, abnormal rainfall has hit Eastern Africa, specifically eastern Kenya and in this case, Garissa and Tana River districts and surroundings.

17 Nov 2006 description

GARISSA, KENYA, November 17, 2006 - International Aid Services has received a grant from Danish Mission Council for a relief intervention in Garissa, North East Kenya. In the last weeks since the beginning of November 2006, abnormal rainfall has hit Eastern Africa, specifically eastern Kenya and in this case, Garissa and Tana River districts and surroundings. High rainfall has caused the Tana River catchments to fill up fast thus sending massive amounts of waters down the River Tana.

The Flood in Garissa, North East Kenya.

The Tana River has been swelling for the last few weeks.

06 Apr 2006 description

NAIROBI, KENYA, April 6, 2006 - The failure of the 2005 short rains in 25 Kenyan districts has left at least 3.5 million people, including 500,000 school children, in need of emergency assistance over the next year, the government of Kenya has reported.

The most urgent needs are food support due to the immediate hunger situation. But in a longer perspective there is a need to give support to the communities such as simple irrigation systems in order to support the farms along the Tana river.