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
Most read reports
- Four taken ill amid cholera fears in Tharaka-Nithi County
- Africa Report N°265 - Al-Shabaab Five Years after Westgate: Still a Menace in East Africa
- Kenya: The 2018 Long Rains Season Assessment Report
- Dadaab refugee camp offers more than safety from war
- Kenya - Garissa County - Dadaab Hagadera Refugee Camp, General Infrastructure - as of 12 June 2018
FOREWORD FROM THE HONOURABLE MARIE-CLAUDE BIBEAU, MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LA FRANCOPHONIE, GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, September 2018
While conflicts between states have declined dramatically in past years, conflicts within states – frequently involving non-state actors – are on the rise. The result is human displacement, leaving millions of people with few opportunities, limited access to services and an uncertain future.
This issue of Knowledge Matters starts with an overview of how Concern understands community resilience and goes on to share learning emerging from its programmes across the drylands of the Sahel and East Africa including Chad, Sudan, Niger, Kenya and Somalia as well as the more flood and earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It shares new programme models and tools being used by Concern such as the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition Surge Approach and the Flood Resilience Measurement Tool.
New survey reveals alarming malnutrition rates in Turkana, East Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, and West Pokot
Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available.
The warning comes as results from joint nutrition assessments conducted by the County Departments of Health and UNICEF, and nine aid organisations working on the ground— including Save the Children—are revealed.
Written by Kristin Myers
Today, on Earth Day, we examine how climate-smart solutions hold the key to lifting people out of poverty.
We have been sharing the faces of the hunger crisis in East Africa — bringing you the human stories that have sprung from devastating climate disasters in countries like Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
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.
This publication is a synthesis of lessons from more than a decade of Concern Worldwide’s disaster risk reduction (DRR) programming in the area of community resilience. Based on research in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Haiti, Mozambique, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Niger, and Ethiopia, this publication describe Concern’s approach to DRR and community resilience and offers lessons and guidance on how to use DRR to build resilience.
The publication presents lessons learned in the following themes:
IDSUE: the Indicator Development for Surveillance of Urban Emergencies
How do we know when a situation has gone from chronic poverty to crisis in an urban slum?
Concern Worldwide has been given 21 days to resolve a question about our financial reporting that has come up with the NGO board of the Kenyan Government. The issue dates back to our 2012 financial reports. Our 2013 financial reporting was all in order. We are working now to make sure all paperwork is resubmitted as needed, and any missing information is provided.
The arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Kenya comprise 89% of the country’s surface area and are home to 14 million people. Water, and its effective management, is critical to sustain human and animal populations and to unlock the development potential of the zone.
This report uses Marsabit County as a case study to analyse issues around water resources in the ASALs.
By Ivy Ndiewo, Communications Officer, Concern Worldwide Kenya
Life in a slum is precarious, with overcrowding, lack of utilities and services, and few opportunities to earn a living. Even the smallest misfortune can spell disaster for a family living on the edge.
Charles Aketch’s carpentry workshop brought in enough to provide them a home in Nairobi’s Mathare slum, put food on the table, and send seven-year-old Rosemary to primary school. His wife Priscah was pregnant with their second child.
Message from the Chairperson
As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.
Concern Worldwide’s learning from the Sahel and the Horn of Africa September 2013
This paper suggests that building community resilience to food and nutrition crises is key to promoting a sustainable development agenda in drought prone regions. It argues that, in order to reverse trends of chronic poverty and malnutrition, radical change is needed in domestic and donor policy. This includes fully integrating disaster preparedness, risk reduction and resilience strategies within development policies.
Posted by Rachel Faulkner
Concern Worldwide has been working with farmers in Kenya who have been affected by the recent drought. We've been looking at ways to help them, and their livestock, survive the harsh conditions.
Drought and food supplies
Recent droughts have had a devastating effect on food supplies and farmers’ ability to earn an income. This situation is being made worse by the loss of local resources and traditional skills. For example, changing farming practices have meant animals that are used to harsh conditions are in decline.
2012 was a recovery year for Kenya following the drought in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs) in 2011. The language was one of resilience, building on lessons learnt from 2011, building local capacities, particularly at community and local government level which feeds into preparedness for the next drought, an inevitability within the next couple of years. The urban informal settlements and slums experienced price spikes which continue to create hardships for the chronically poor.
Posted by Rachel Faulkner
Concern Worldwide has been helping people to come together and solve problems in their local communities. We’ve been using an approach called community conversation. It shows how to solve issues as a group.
Garbage Dump of Death Is “Unacceptable” says Concern
Aid agency launches report highlighting the dangers of scavenging on massive Nairobi dump site where children try to earn just €1 per day
World Humanitarian Day takes place on 19 August every year. According to the UN, it’s a day to “celebrate humanity and the spirit of people helping people.” In Kenya, we’re living up to this spirit by helping communities prepare for natural disasters.
World Humanitarian Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on what it means to assist people in need across the world. Every year, thousands of people are given life-saving assistance in the wake of disasters like floods, droughts and conflict.