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11 May 2018 description

by Roop Singh, Climate Centre, New York

With devastating seasonal rains in Kenya yesterday reported by the Kenya Red Cross (KRC) to have displaced nearly 300,000 people and killed 158, scientists with the World Weather Attribution (WWA) programme have begun analysing the unusually intense rainfall to determine whether climate change played a role.

04 Apr 2018 description

by Irene Amuron and Catalina Jaime, Climate Centre, Nairobi

Ten national African meteorological services were last month represented at the first dialogue platform for forecast-based financing (FbF) to be held on the continent, hosted by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in Nairobi.

26 Jan 2018 description

The Netherlands-based IKEA Foundation is donating 10 million euros to assist Red Cross ‘early warning early action’ through innovative preparedness work in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda* over a five-year period – focusing on people exposed to droughts and floods, and especially the large refugee populations in all three nations, it was announced today.

22 Jan 2018 description

22/01/2018 - by the Climate Centre

Five-thousand households in Kenya’s Garissa county have adopted improved farming and animal husbandry techniques as well as crop diversification and other income-generating activities as part of the Kenya Red Cross Society’s (KRCS) Hunger Resilience Project, The Star newspaper reported last week.

01 Dec 2017 description

by Brigitte Rudram and Janot Mendler de Suarez, Climate Centre, Cap-Haïtien

The global launch of pilots of the Y-Adapt programme for engagement by young people in action on climate change took place in the northern Haitian city of Cap-Haitien in October, at a new regional training centre for the Haitian Red Cross (HRC), built with support from the American Red Cross.

23 Mar 2017 description

(This story is a press release from the Kenya Red Cross Society. It appeared first earlier today on the National Society’s Twitter feed.)

Climate scientists from several international agencies were ending a three-day conference in Nairobi today, releasing a detailed study of the Kenyan drought whose main message is: _prepare for more_.