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15 Jun 2018 description
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The dust whipped through the air as we traversed different villages in Baringo County in Kenya. This is a land of scattered homesteads among the barren plains of sand and stone that has always known lean times: times, when the rivers run dry and available dams, have either run dry or are witnessing immense low water levels that are not fit for human consumption. Women and children must walk long distances in search of water. This is a pastoralist community, so drought means that the only surviving livestock wither day by day until their bones are scattered under the acacia trees.

01 Jun 2018 description
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According to Kenya Flood Response Update by UNICEF dated 19 May 2018, at least 332,000 people have been displaced by floods in Kenya and 183 have lost their lives.

The update cites that 20 out of 47 counties are affected. According to Kenya Meteorological Department, the rains will continue to the second half of 2018 posing a risk of continued flooding in flood-prone areas.

17 May 2018 description
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Background

Heavy rain from 2nd March 2018 in several parts of the country have led to floods. According to OCHA Flash Update #2 on the floods in Kenya dated 3rd May 2018, the floods have now displaced at least 244,407 people (45,219 households) across Kenya with the death toll rising to 80 people and 33 persons injured. The update cites that the highest displaced populations are reported in Tana River, Turkana, Mandera and Kilifi counties.

07 May 2018 description
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During the night of Friday 2 March 2018, Nairobi County was severely flooded. On this day, flooding caused displacement of households, interrupted transport, swept away bridges and caused the death of 11 people nationwide.

26 Feb 2018 description
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Revision and Extension of Drought Response Appeal in Somalia.

21 Aug 2017 description
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ACT member LWF integrates students with disabilities into schools in the refugee camp

07 Jul 2017 description
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On June 28th and 29th 2017, members of the ecumenical family along with national and international organizations gathered at the All Africa Conference of Churches in Nairobi, Kenya for the “Mobilisation of faith communities for overcoming hunger and sustaining justice and peace in the Horn of Africa”.

18 May 2017 description
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PRESS RELEASE

As two weeks of UN climate negotiations end in Bonn, international faith-based humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance sees signs of progress towards the implementation of the Paris agreement. However, progress is slow, and a number of difficult issues still remain to be resolved.

Despite threats of US withdrawal from the Paris agreement, the alliance is happy to see that many other governments engaged in the process to make climate transformation happen.

11 Apr 2017 description
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Drought Response in Kenya 2017 - (KEN 171)

Appeal Target: US$ 4,684,059

Balance Requested: US$ 4,541,733

II. OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

  1. THE CRISIS:

Kenya is facing a drought emergency confirmed by early warning information sources. Food and water scarcity has reached levels of concern and this scarcity is predicted to intensify into early 2017. Immediate causes of drought in Kenya include a late onset of 2016 short rains, which were also brief and weak.

04 Apr 2017 description
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The Horn of Africa is once again hit by drought. It is not the first time but this time it is critical. The current drought is projected to become the worst in decades, even worse than the one that led to the 2011 East Africa famine.[1] The good news, providing hope, is that the situation could be mitigated. However, the tragic reality is that little has been done. There is a need for a long-term solution for the region, which is continuously hit by climate change related events.

07 Mar 2017 description
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Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, declared on 9th February 2017, the on-going drought in Kenya as being a national disaster. The drought is affecting 23 out of 47 counties reported to be at alarm stage. The current drought situation is predicted to last until July 2017. It comes with an urgent plea from government and community leaders for local and international assistance to respond to immediate emergency needs, followed by an early recovery phase of rebuilding pastoral and farmer’s lost livelihoods.

21 Feb 2017 description
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1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

08 Nov 2016 description
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1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

27 Feb 2015 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 993,006

Balance Requested: US$ 991,075

Geneva, 25 February 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Since more than 12 months hostilities have affected the South Sudanese population, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar. On the evening of the 15th December 2013 violence erupted in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. This violence has since prevailed.

14 Oct 2014 description
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Preliminary Appeal Target: 2,797,367 US$ Balance Requested: 2,732,767 US$

Geneva, 14 October 2014

Dear Colleagues,

29 Aug 2014 description
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  1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains dire with drought alerts being sounded. In February, the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit-Somalia (FSNAU)1 and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)2, indicated that around 860,000 people would remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3)3 and higher phases through June 2014. There are reports that over 300,000 malnourished children in Somalia and a total nearing a million people are in need of life-saving help.

21 Aug 2014 description
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Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 700,455

Balance Requested: US$ 696,383

Geneva, 20 August 2014

Dear Colleagues,

30 Jul 2014 description
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1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

23 May 2014 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 2,123,291
Less pledges/contributions: US$ 208,873
Balance Requested: US$ 1,914,508

Geneva, 23 May 2014

Dear Colleagues,