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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- Multi-Sector Needs Assessment: Ifo Refugee Camp - Garissa County, Kenya, August 2018
Plusieurs pays d’Afrique, dont certains eux-mêmes frappés par l’extrémisme islamiste continuent d'exprimer leur solidarité avec la France après les attentats de Paris. Les réactions les plus fortes sont venues du Nigeria et du Kenya, victimes respectivement des Shebab somaliens et du groupe Boko Haram.
There's an explosive polio outbreak in Somalia where 105 cases have been confirmed. It has also spread to neighbouring Kenya, with 12 cases confirmed, according to Oliver Rosenbauer, the spokesperson for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
There are three polio-endemic countries worldwide (Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan).
La violence physique ou sexuelle est un problème de santé publique qui touche plus d’un tiers des femmes dans le monde. Cette étude de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) relève également que la violence du partenaire intime est la forme la plus courante et elle touche 30% des femmes à l’échelle mondiale.
Indigenous women in Kenya face a number of challenges including lack of education and economic opportunities, according to an indigenous activist.
Agnes Leina is the Executive Director of a non-governmental organization called Il'laramatak Community Concerns based in Nairobi, Kenya, which is working with various indigenous communities.
The return of Somali refugees to their country is a positive indicator that there is security in the Horn of Africa country, says the top the United Nations envoy in Somalia Augustine Mahiga.
There are reports that every day five planes carrying over 100 passengers each are landing in Mogadishu from Kenya.
Rural areas in Kenya, as in other countries of Africa, are always left behind in getting good quality health care for a number of reasons.
One of them is that it is difficult to attract trained doctors and nurses to work in these areas, and funds are often scarce.
However, there is good news regarding funding health care facilities in the rural areas of Kenya, thanks to a special fund known as the Health Sector Services Fund.
Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, s’alarme d’un déficit important de financement pour les activités planifiées par la FAO au Sahel et dans la Corne de l’Afrique.
Indigenous people from around the world have gathered at United Nations headquarters in New York for a two week forum to discuss their issues.
Samuel Naikada, a Maasai from Kenya is one of the 2,000 delegates attending this year's session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
The Maasai are the indigenous people of East Africa, many now live in Kenya and Tanzania.
Malnutrition has dropped in the Turkana region in northwestern Kenya according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado says that recent nutrition surveys in the drought-affected areas of Kenya show that security has helped to feed the most vulnerable people.
Water scarcity problems in Kenya mean that many farmers have to struggle to irrigate their farms. But help is now coming in the form of the International Atomic Energy Agency or IAEA, who is helping farmers make the most of their limited resources through innovative methods involving nuclear techniques.
Louise Potterton reports from Kenya.
The warning signs of drought and famine will never be missed again if a new charter is implemented….well, that’s according to the people behind the charter.
Drought and famine in the Horn of Africa have killed tens of thousands of people in the past several months.
Many say this disaster, in which millions more are on the brink of starvation, could have been avoided. The Charter to End Extreme Hunger, introduced at a mini-summit on Somalia at the United Nations, says there are ways to stop drought before it becomes a food crisis that kills people.
Thirteen million people in the Horn of Africa region are facing what’s been described as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
And it’s going to cost another $700 million to provide the people with the assistance they need to survive the effects of both drought and conflict.
Daniel Dickinson has more details. Duration: 3’07″
So far, almost twelve and a half million people have been affected by severe drought in the Horn of Africa.
In Somalia, the drought resulted in nearly four million internally displaced people.
The world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab, in neighboring Kenya, has seen its population soar to close to 500,000.
To see how the needs of women are being affected by this crisis, the head of the UN Population Fund, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, recently visited Dadaab refugee camp. I asked him what conditions stood out most for him.
As humanitarian relief efforts continue in the Horn of Africa, aid agencies are saying that relief assistance will be required well into the new year.
The United Nations says the rains that are expected over the next three months will do little to ease the immediate situation which is now affecting over 13 million people.
UN Radio’s Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.
Valerie Amos the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs has travelled to the Horn of Africa to see first hand the magnitude of the crisis, according to her spokesperson, Rita Maingi.
Her main mission is to visit the Dadaab refugee camps in Northern Kenya, Maingi says.
Valerie Amos will also meet with donors and advocate for more funding.
As drought and famine wear on in the Horn of Africa, humanitarian agencies continue to seek ways to mitigate the crisis and address the needs of those who have become refugees.
Valerie Amos, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, has just arrived in Kenya to see first hand the condition of Somali refugees who have fled there.
An appeal has been made for an additional 1.4 billion dollars to provide life saving food assistance to more than 12 million people across the Horn of Africa.
The United Nations has declared a famine in two parts of southern Somalia but is warning that the famine could spread across the Horn of Africa within a couple of months if the appeal for funds is not met.
Claire Doole reports on the efforts of UN humanitarian agencies to scale up their response to the food crisis.
Kenya has been praised for its decision to open an additional site at Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya.
Around 380,000 refugees mainly from drought and conflict-affected Somalia are accommodated in the camp.
Nicki Chadwick reports. Duration: 1’52”
A severe drought in the Horn of Africa is threatening the lives of over 10 million people, according to the United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA).
OCHA says child malnutrition has more than doubled in the region where the conflict in Somalia is adding to the hardships caused by drought.