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13 Oct 2009 description

Earlier this year, the government of Kenya declared a famine and issued an international appeal for food assistance. The government said 10 million Kenyans, out of a population of 37 million, were experiencing serious food insecurity.

The food insecurity stems from three consecutive droughts, the effects of the 2008 post-election violence and the rise in global food prices.

08 Apr 2009 description

Situation

Many Kenyans are suffering extreme drought-caused food shortages. Without immediate intervention and assistance, assessments indicate that starvation in parts of Kenya will become a reality.

Reasons for the lack of food are many and varied. Violence followed the disputed presidential election in December 2007; this severely affected the planting season and stalled maize production across the Rift Valley, the country's breadbasket - including Kenya's Western and Nyanza provinces.

29 Aug 2007 description

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, working in cooperation with our partner the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA), is providing needed assistance to families displaced by the long-standing land dispute in the Mt. Elgon district of Western Kenya.

The long-standing dispute over land ownership has sparked violent clashes between two communities - the Soi and Ndorobo. The Soi clans have traditionally resided in the lowland areas of Mt.

14 Mar 2006 description

Outside the town of El Wak, on the Kenya-Somalia border, more than 200 families are living in makeshift camps, waiting for assistance. Four months ago the camp did not even exist.

24 Jan 2006 description

The food-security situation in the arid and semi-arid regions of northern Kenya is deteriorating due to a lack of adequate rain from October to December 2005. An estimated 2.5 million people require emergency food aid (at 100 percent food ration) and other non-food interventions.

24 Jan 2006 description

The food-security situation in the arid and semi-arid regions of northern Kenya is deteriorating due to a lack of adequate rain from October to December 2005. An estimated 2.5 million people require emergency food aid (at 100 percent food ration) and other non-food interventions.