Appeals & Response Plans
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2018
- 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.
As of 2012, one million children in Kenya were still not attending school, one of the highest rates in the world. Education does not reach the poor in rural areas, meaning children living in urban areas are at an advantage. In rural areas, children must miss school to walk long distances to collect water. A lack of accessible and clean water means children are more susceptible to water borne diseases and miss school due to illness. Girls miss more school than boys because they cannot attend during their periods due to a lack of necessary supplies.
In Kenya, a woman is burdened with the important chore of collecting, managing, transporting and storing water. This can be an incredibly challenging task in Samburu County in northern Kenya, one of the driest areas of the country often plagued by water shortages. Sometimes it will not rain for an entire year in the region. The land is desolate, exposed and sparsely populated. Without access to running water, a woman must walk to the closest natural water source many kilometers away, in fact the average distance a woman walks in Africa to collect water is six kilometers.
September 24, 2013 - Los Angeles, Calif. – As part of its 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action, International Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy A. Aossey and Global Ambassador Sienna Miller will announce a new “First Responders” commitment to assist communities in becoming their own first responders in emergencies and natural disasters.
October 17, 2012 – Although famine conditions have officially lifted in Somalia, many areas in the Horn of Africa are still extremely food-stressed with 13.3 million in need of emergency assistance in the region. Since July 2011, International Medical Corps has been delivering a comprehensive health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene response. We are also prioritizing training and education programs to build resilience in drought-prone communities.
By: Lisa Ellis, International Medical Corps PREPARE
To prepare communities for disasters, International Medical Corps and the Kenya National Disaster Operations Center organized a simulation exercise in Mombasa, Kenya.
During the exercise, members broke into groups by sector including: security, water, food, operations, transportation, health, energy, banking and finance, telecommunications and communications.
June 25, 2012 – As a result of harvest delays, deteriorating access to humanitarian assistance, limited livestock holdings, and high food insecurity, southern Somalia has recently deteriorated to an Emergency level classification (Phase 4) by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. An estimated 13.3 million people across the Horn of Africa are in need of emergency assistance and 250,000 people still face immediate starvation without continued humanitarian intervention.
Kunse is a 20-year-old disabled woman living in the Kobe refugee camp in the Dolo Ado complex in Ethiopia where International Medical Corps has been working since 2009. Originally from Southern Somalia, Kunse was forced to make the dangerous journey into Ethiopia to escape the famine and conflict; a trip made on donkey cart, as she is unable to walk, across difficult terrain, lasting more than ten days.
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March 1, 2012 - Los Angeles, Calif. – International Medical Corps will scale up health care and nutrition programs for vulnerable communities across the Middle East and Northern and Eastern Africa with a $2.3 million gift from GE.
Up to 750,000 people face death from hunger in East Africa. Millions more are at risk across the region in the worst food crisis of the 21st century. They will have to bear a legacy of poverty, suffering, and the loss of their livelihoods. Urgent action is needed right now.
But the truth is that this crisis was predicted – and preventable: we already have the knowledge to stop this kind of tragedy from unfolding; we know the steps that must be taken to prevent suffering on this scale.
September 22, 2011 ‐ Los Angeles, Calif. – International Medical Corps announced at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting a commitment to immediately address the nutritional and health needs of 200,000 individuals suffering from the effects of famine and drought in the Horn of Africa. International Medical Corps will scale‐up targeted nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs in drought‐affected regions in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
September 20, 2011, Los Angeles, Calif. ‐ The German humanitarian agency, Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen, or Wings of Help, is coordinating its second shipment of relief supplies from Germany to the Horn of Africa, where 13 million people are in need of emergency assistance. The supplies, which include 50 tons of vital medicines, nutrient‐dense foods, and other relief items will be transported to Kenya on a cargo flight donated by Lufthansa Airlines, and will be distributed in partnership with International Medical Corps and its teams on the ground in Kenya.
Senior Communications Officer
International Medical Corps Teams Delivering Emergency Nutrition Relief in Sool & Sanaag Regions
August 15, 2011, Los Angeles, Calif. - The German humanitarian aid agency, Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen, or Wings of Help, is coordinating the largest airlift of humanitarian relief supplies from Germany to the Horn of Africa, where 12.4 million people are in need of emergency assistance. The supplies, which include approximately 90 tons of vital medicines, tents, and nutrient-dense foods, will be transported to Kenya on a cargo flight donated by Lufthansa Airlines, and will be distributed in partnership with International Medical Corps and its teams on the ground in Kenya and Somalia.
August 4, 2011 - Los Angeles, Calif. – The drought and famine crisis in East Africa is intensifying with more than 12 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya urgently in need of humanitarian assistance, and the numbers increasing daily. The UN has declared famine in three additional areas in southern Somalia, bringing the total to five zones and more than 3.7 million people nationwide in crisis.
An additional half-million people in East Africa are now in desperate need of humanitarian relief, bringing the number to 11.6 million people across the drought-stricken region. International Medical Corps is expanding its existing operations and deploying additional emergency teams to provide critical nutrition and health interventions to families from southern Somalia who are crossing into Kenya and Ethiopia. At some camps, one in four children under five are severely malnourished when they arrive.
July 28, 2011 - Los Angeles, Calif. – An additional half-million people in East Africa are now in desperate need of humanitarian relief, bringing the number to 11.6 million people across the drought-stricken region. International Medical Corps is expanding its existing operations and deploying additional emergency teams to provide critical nutrition and health interventions to families from southern Somalia who are crossing into Kenya and Ethiopia. At some camps, one in four children under five are severely malnourished when they arrive.