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03 Jul 2014 description

From February to November in 2013, AAR Japan drilled wells and installed water supply equipment in five villages in Garissa County in the North Eastern Province of Kenya to allow villagers that had been affected by recurrent drought to obtain access to clean water. These efforts have lightened the burden on women and children fetching drinking water and has enabled some 5,200 villagers to live a life free from water deficiency even during the dry season. AAR Japan also formed Water Users’ Associations in each village and presented a workshop on sustainability to the villagers.

20 Jun 2014 description

About 38,000 people have evacuated South Sudan, which has been mired in conflict since the end of last year, to the Kakuma refugee camp in neighboring Kenya (as of June 11th, 2014. UNHCR ). AAR Japan has been conducting research and providing support at the Kakuma refugee camp since February this year. Resident Staff of AAR Japan South Sudan Office Daijo TSUCHIKAWA, who is engaged in the activities on the ground, reports:

Installing Water Pipe to Deliver Safe Water to the Camp

10 Feb 2014 description

Because of continuous disorder caused by civil war in South Sudan since December 2013, more and more people have fled to Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, a neighboring country of South Sudan. In order to provide emergency assistance, Naoki UMEDA and Daiki TSUCHIKAWA, AAR staff members in South Sudan, visited the site on February 3rd to conduct a field survey. Despite increasing numbers of refugees, water supply is acutely inadequate at the camp. There also arises another problem of insufficient education for the children. Daiki TSUCHIKAWA reports on the latest situation.

06 Feb 2014 description

In South Sudan, fighting triggered by political conflict has persisted since December 2013. As a result of the fighting between the ethnic groups of Kiir's Dinka and Nuer, thousands have been killed, 700,000 have been internally displaced, and 130,000 have fled abroad.

With an aim to provide emergency assistance, Naoki UMEDA and Daijo TSUCHIKAWA from AAR’s South Sudan office have been conducting research since February 3 at the Kakuma refugee camp. Located in the northwest of Kenya, it has been flooded with refugees. This report is written by Naoki UMEDA.

01 Aug 2013 description

In 2011, AAR Japan started operation in Kenya, for supporting people suffering from the huge drought in East Africa. Since February 2012, we have repaired the water supply facilities and built new wells in local villages located as far as an eight-hour drive to the east of Nairobi, the capital in Kenya.

Taking action in areas that are left out from support

29 Nov 2011 description

AAR JAPAN has been carrying out relief operations in areas of Kenya affected by the ongoing drought. On November 2nd, we distributed relief supplies to 500 households in the Yahasley settlement in Garissa, northeastern Kenya. Each relief package contained food such as rice, spaghetti and beans, as well as daily necessities such as a bucket, soap and a plastic sheet. Since neither the Kenyan government nor any other aid organization has as yet been able to reach this village to provide relief, our support was truly appreciated.

26 Sep 2011 description

AAR JAPAN has been sending staff to Kenya for emergency assistance in the East African areas (including Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia) where damage from severe drought continues to spread. On September 7th, AAR JAPAN’s emergency assistance team set up 15 tents to be used as school classrooms and five days later delivered school supplies such as blackboards and stationery to the refugee camp in Dadaab near the Somali border. Ikuko NATORI of AAR JAPAN’s Tokyo office reports on the ongoing effort.

Too Few Schools for Too Many Kids!

19 Aug 2011 description

AAR JAPAN has been carrying out relief operations in the area affected by the severe drought in East Africa. On August 15th, we initiated our operations with the distribution of food to 520 households in Garissa, eastern Kenya, and have been conducting a survey on the effect of the drought in each region. The stories of the local people illustrate the severity of the drought.

Water, Food, Doctors Needed

17 Aug 2011 description

Assessment of Distribution of Relief Supplies in Garissa, Kenya

Arriving in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, on August 5th, the Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR JAPAN) emergency relief team began relief operations for people affected by the drought and subsequent food crisis in the East Africa region. The team has been collecting information in order to plan the location and schedule for carrying out relief operations, and met with an official from the government Crisis Response Center in Nairobi. The team was joined by Yoshifumi KAWABATA on August 8th.

29 Jul 2011 description

In response to the drought and subsequent food crisis in Eastern Africa, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR JAPAN) will begin emergency relief operations based out of its Nairobi office in Kenya. The drought in the area is considered as the worst Eastern Africa has seen over the last 60 years, as 11 million people are said to be in dire need of assistance.

29 Jul 2011 description

In response to the drought and subsequent food crisis in Eastern Africa, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR JAPAN) will begin emergency relief operations based out of its Nairobi office in Kenya.