Appeals & Response Plans
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- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Kenya: Floods - Apr 2016
- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
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A new report from the Generation Nutrition campaign – “Nutrition Funding: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle is launched on the third anniversary of Nutrition for Growth.
This Link NCA study was carried out in West Pokot County, in western Kenya. A demographic health survey conducted in 2014 found that 45.9% of children under 5 years old suffered from stunting, which was one of the highest rates in the country. The main objective of the NCA was to identify the possible causes of child under nutrition and in particular stunting among children age 0-59 months.
Twic East County is located in Jonglei State, which is the largest state in South Sudan. The county is composed of five Payams namely: Pakeer, Ajuong, Nyuak, Lith and Kongor with an estimated population of 111,935 people1 (before the outbreak of violence that led to population displacement).
NGOs welcome an agreement with potential to enhance opportunities for Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees
NGOs engaged in the search for durable solutions for Somali refugees in Kenya, congratulate the governments of Somalia and Kenya, and UNHCR for developing the Tripartite Agreement on Somali refugees in Kenya. The Tripartite Agreement is a first and important step towards finding durable solutions for Somali refugees in the region.
En 2013, environ 870 millions de personnes sont sous-alimentés tandis que deux milliards souffrent de carences en micronutriments essentiels (la "faim cachée"). L'agriculture est une composante essentielle des systèmes alimentaires locaux, les systèmes par lesquels la nourriture est produite, transformée, distribuée et consommée.
The report is based on three country case studies conducted in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Peru, that aim to answer some key questions:
How do national agricultural policies integrate nutritional issues?
What are the main constraints to agricultural policies improving efforts to end undernutrition?
How best could these constraints be alleviated?
By Brianna Collins
Creative Services Associate
Our emergency nutrition program helps those affected by drought in the Horn of Africa
1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
An integrated nutrition, food security and retrospective mortality survey was undertaken by the Ministry of Health and ACF during the rainy season (May 2012) in West Pokot County. The overall survey objective was to determine the rates of acute malnutrition amongst children aged 6-59 months and the population’s mortality rates1 in West Pokot County.
By Elisabeth Anderson Rapport
Huyen Tran, Action Against Hunger’s Country Program Coordinator in Kenya, participated this week in a groundbreaking nutrition symposium. In a Q&A with me, she reveals how the results of the gathering will impact the country’s humanitarian interventions for years to come.
Elisabeth Rapport (ER): The first-ever Kenya Nutrition Symposium was held this week. Describe the significance of this event for the humanitarian community in Kenya, and for Action Against Hunger specifically.
Thousands of families remain in urgent need of help
August 2012 - One year since the peak of the food crisis in the Horn of Africa, the humanitarian situation may have improved slightly but thousands of families still remain in desperate need of assistance.
Action Against Hunger teams are still working tirelessly across Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti. Thanks to the support for our East Africa Emergency Appeal, our teams have saved thousands of children’s lives and have assisted hundreds of thousands of families over the last twelve months.
Whether constructing wells, curing malnourished children, or preventing water-borne diseases, ACF has made significant progress across the Horn of Africa this past year.
Corne de l’Afrique : 13 millions de personnes souffrent encore de la faim
Répondre à l’urgence tout en renforçant l’autonomie des populations
World hunger has no single, easily discernible source, least of all overpopulation
As the media report that the world’s population is expected to top 7 billion by the end of October, the subject of global hunger is bound to arise, as is a commonly held assumption about global hunger: “There’s so much hunger because the world is overpopulated.”
Like so many hypotheses, the perceived relationship between hunger and population rests on a seemingly logical premise: the world can produce only so much food, so if people are going hungry it must mean too many people exist.
In 2011, nearly 550 000 people have been supported by ACF teams across the Horn of Africa.
Number of Nutrition beneficiaries in 2011: 14,188 people
Number of Health beneficiaries in 2011: 22,158 people
Number of WASH beneficiaries in 2011: more than 227,000 people
Number of Food security beneficiaries in 2011: 12 500 people
Total number of beneficiaries from January to August 2011 in Somalia: up to 275 000 people
Tyco International’s $50,000 emergency response grant will provide 8,000 people with access to safe water in Kenya
Action Against Hunger’s partnership with Tyco International, the Clean Water Access Initiative, has made an emergency grant of $50,000 in support of a clean water project in a drought-stricken region of Kenya.
Despite the extraordinary advances of the 21 st century, the devastating impacts of poverty and preventable diseases continue to prevail. While major development efforts are ongoing in countries around the world, the vast majority of those programmes continue to be implemented through segmented divisions and budgets as dictated by institutional structures – such as health, education, nutrition or water and sanitation.
From March 2011 until August, nearly 500 000 people have been supported by ACF teams over the Horn of Africa.
Number of Nutrition beneficiaries from March to July 2011: 9 497 people
Number of Health beneficiaries from March to July 2011: 19 627 people
Number of WASH beneficiaries from March to July: more than 223 000 people
Number of Food security beneficiaries from March to now: 12 500 people
Total number of beneficiaries from March to July in Somalia: 265 000 people
Across Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti, we’re helping thousands of children in the hardest-hit regions—from the 3,000 malnourished children we’re treating in Somalia, to our efforts in Garbatulla, Kenya, where one in five children is now malnourished. We’re racing to reduce the impact of water shortages by constructing wells, drilling boreholes, and installing storage devices to capture future rainfall, in addition to promoting hygiene to prevent the spread of diarrhea, cholera, and other water-borne diseases.