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09 Mar 2009 description

Appeal Target: US$ 2,546,131

Geneva, 9 March 2009

Dear Colleagues,

20 Jan 2009 description

Geneva, 20 January 2009 - Ten million people risk going hungry in Kenya after harvests failed because of drought, the government said on Friday, 8th January 2009. The government declared a national emergency and lifted the import duty on maize until the next major harvest, which will not be for a year in many parts of Kenya.

President Kibaki declared the food shortage a national emergency allowing international aid agencies and governments to step in and help.

10 Dec 2008 description

Geneva, 10 December 2008 - Since March 2008, there has been an influx of refugees in the Dadaab camps in the northeastern part of Kenya due to the deteriorating security, socioeconomic and humanitarian situation inside Somalia.

17 Jul 2008 description

EKERENGO CAMP, KENYA, July 17, 2008 -- After months of languishing in the hundreds of overcrowded, understaffed, and undersupplied camps, Kenya's internally displaced persons (IDPs) are finally returning home.

15 Apr 2008 description

Appeal Target: US$ 4,998,914

Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 3,102,475

Geneva, 15 April 2008

Dear Colleagues,

Please find enclosed the revision of the ACT appeal for Kenya (AFKE81) which now includes activities by Diakonie Emergency Aid (DEA) and four partners of the Anglican Church of Kenya, as well as changes on some of the activities and areas of interventions by Christian Aid, Church World Service, Lutheran World Federation, Lutheran World Relief and Norwegian Church Aid.

05 Feb 2008 description

Funds Sent To: Church of Uganda, PDR

Amount Sent: US$ 60,000

Details of Response

Emergency: Assistance to Kenyan Refugees in Uganda

Date of Emergency: January 2008

Implementing partners: Church of Uganda, PDR

Details of the Emergency: The Nation of Kenya that borders Uganda on the Eastern side has to been known as a bastion of peace in East Africa for the last 45 years since it attained independence from Britain in 1963. Its economy has also been the strongest in the region, partly due to peace and stability.

05 Feb 2008 description

By Stephen H. Padre/ACT International

KISUMU, KENYA, February 5, 2008--Human suffering is often visible and obvious in both natural distasters and civil conflict - hunger, injuries and people forced from their homes by destruction or violence.

05 Feb 2008 description

By: Micah McCoy/ACT International

Nairobi, KENYA, February 5, 2008 -- As the political stalemate continues and violence associated with the highly controversial December 27th elections of 2007 escalates and spreads, camps for those displaced throughout Kenya are operating beyond their capacity.

 More than a quarter-million Kenyans have been forced to leave their homes due to the ongoing political and ethnic violence.

04 Feb 2008 description

Appeal Target: US$ 4,445,153

Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 3,480,778

Geneva, 4 February 2008

Dear Colleagues,

Following elections in Kenya on 27 December 2007 and allegations of vote-rigging, sporadic violence broke out in many parts of the country between supporters of Raila Odinga's the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Mwai Kibaki's Party of National Unity (PNU).

17 Jan 2008 description

By George Arende/ACT International

Nairobi, January 17, 2008 -- Ann Owino is one among tens of thousands of Kenyans forced from their homes by post-election violence. She wants to return home to the Kiambiu slum with her two children, but fears doing so in the midst of the ongoing turmoil.

The memory of the horrifying night when Ms. Owino fled the slum is still fresh in her mind. "People were burning houses, beating and cutting," she said. "They killed men ...

10 Jan 2008 description

Funds Sent To: Church World Service (CWS) East Africa

Amount Sent: US$ 100,000

Date: January 10, 2008

Details of Response

EMERGENCY: The current state of emergency in Kenya caused by widespread civil unrest and violent conflict following the announcement of disputed Presidential elections results.

DATE OF EMERGENCY: December 30, 2007

07 Jan 2008 description

By Stephen H. Padre/ACT International

NAIROBI, January 7, 2008--Millions of Kenyans went to the polls to choose their president in the national elections after Christmas. But for Benta Nyipolo and hundreds of thousands of Kenyans like her, being forced from their homes in the violence sparked by the election dispute was something they did not choose.

The violence erupted across Kenya immediately after the results of the vote for president were announced on December 30, 2007. Ms.

02 Jan 2008 description

Geneva, 2 January, 2008 - Rising tensions and violence in Kenya following a disputed election has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people with tens of thousands fleeing their homes.

In the western town of Eldoret in the Rift Valley, Reuters reports that about 30 people seeking refuge in a church died when a mob set fire to the building. Looting and fires have been seen in the area following the incident.

21 Aug 2007 description

Appeal Target: US$ 645,135

Geneva, 21 August 2007

Dear Colleagues,

Civil wars and instability in Somalia since the fall of former president Siad Barre has forced many people to seek asylum in Kenya as refugees since 1991. Refugee camps were established in 1991 and in 1992 close to Dadaab in the Garissa District of the North Eastern Province of Kenya, some 80 km from the border with Somalia. The refugee population has gradually increased over the years to about 173,409 at the end of June 2007.

21 Aug 2007 description

Appeal Target: US$ 78,639

Geneva, 21 August, 2007

Dear Colleagues,

We are appealing for support to respond to the conflict emergency affecting the Mt. Elgon district of Kenya - where a long-standing dispute over land ownership has sparked violent clashes between two communities. The conflicts have left more people displaced and with increased tensions in the area. A total of 66,000 people (11,000 families) have been affected.

03 Jan 2007 description

Kenya/Somalia Border

Geneva, January 3, 2007 - After the intervention of the Ethiopian troops, the situation in Somalia continues to be very tense as the Islamic Courts Union refused a government offer for amnesty. The ICU fled their last stronghold in the southern port city of Kismayu on Monday and has announced that they will continue to resist the Ethiopian troops.

22 Dec 2006 description

Appeal Target: US$ 2,544,302

Geneva, 22 December 2006

Dear Colleagues,

Following the alert from ACT members in Kenya, we are issuing an appeal to respond to the floods in Kenya and Somalia. This appeal which is based on the field assessment in the affected areas by ACT members Norwegian Church Aid and Christian Aid, aims to address the critical emergency and post-emergency rehabilitation needs of the flood affected communities in Somalia and Kenya.

23 Nov 2006 description

Geneva, 23 November 2006 - Torrential rains have continued to pound southern Somalia and northeastern and coastal parts of Kenya, exacerbating devastating floods. In the northeastern region of Kenya heavy rains have caused flash floods in Mandera, Marsabit, Moyale and Garissa districts. The floods are especially affecting the refugee camps at Daddab, which are hosting Somali refugees.

In Daddab refugee camps 150,000 people have been directly affected and 2 people killed, with severe damage to sanitation facilities and refugee houses.

07 Nov 2006 description

By Stephen H. Padre, ACT International

Turkana District, Kenya, November 7, 2006-It's a strange convergence of pursuits in the same place - one group of people looking to the ground and another group looking toward the sky, both expecting sustenance from rare commodities that each source could bring forth.

The prospect of finding gold in the soil attracted people to this spot in the middle of a vast, desolate plain in northwestern Kenya in the early 1990s.