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08 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Italy

On 1 February 2017, Italian Ambassador Mauro Massoni and the United Nations Representative in Kenya Siddharth Chatterjee signed the Agreement that ratifies Italy’s 1 million euro contribution to the Programme Strengthening the Electoral Process in Kenya (SEPK) in view of the elections that will be held next 8 August.

25 Jun 2013 description
report Government of Italy

Italian Development Cooperation is supporting women and young people in Kenya and South Sudan’s most marginalised regions. They will be the beneficiaries of the new development project worth 1.5 million euros as part of an agreement signed in Rome by the Director General for Development Cooperation, Giampaolo Cantini, and his colleague from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Jose' Graziano da Silva.

11 Jan 2013 description
report Government of Italy

Italian Development Cooperation has donated food and medical supplies to the population of the Lake Turkana region in north-western Kenya, where communities are suffering extreme conditions and serious shortages of basic supplies.

The Italian donation, of 150,000 euros, was used to buy 74 tons of corn, 47 tons of beans and 22,000 litres of cooking oil. The medical supplies donated include antibiotics, an incubator and equipment for maternity and paediatric services.

Help for about 8200 people

05 Jun 2012 description
report Government of Italy

The Italian Cooperation is launching a new 1.3 million euro post-emergency program in the South and the South-East of Ethiopia, focusing on areas affected by recurrent adverse climatic events and, in some cases, subject to refugee flows from neighboring countries.

The five areas identified within three Regional States, Oromia, SNNPR and Somali, are characterized by a chronic shortage of potable water and adequate sanitation facilities. Such condition is often exacerbated by drought events which are particularly intense in the dry-lands of the Horn of Africa.

14 Nov 2011 description
report Government of Italy

Seventy nurses from 12 of Kenya’s rural hospitals are attending an advanced nursing course that includes anaesthesia, intensive care and operating theatre techniques. The course is part of the “Support for district health services and development of public-private partnership (PPP) policies” that is receiving 4 million euros in funding from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

18 Aug 2011 description
report Government of Italy

Rome 18 August 2011

Minister Frattini and Italian Development Cooperation remain on high alert over the plight of the population affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa. A new humanitarian flight to send urgent supplies to the region takes off this evening from the United Nations Humanitarian Depot in Brindisi.

02 Aug 2011 description
report Government of Italy

Rome 02 August 2011

In response to the serious drought situation in the Horn of Africa involving over 11 million persons in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti, Minister for Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini instructed the Italian Development Cooperation to arrange for a food air-lift on behalf of the Somali refugees in the Dadaab camps in Kenya. The cargo will be dispatched on the night of 2 August from the UN Depot in Brindisi to arrive in Nairobi the following morning.

29 Jul 2011 description
report Government of Italy

29 July 2011 Over 11 million people (11.3 million) are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance as a rising number of refugees, particularly from Somalia, seek shelter and assistance in the camps of bordering countries. The situation is dramatic in the Horn of Africa, especially in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti, which is in the throes of the worst drought in the last 60 years.

11 Jul 2011 description
report Government of Italy

The Horn of Africa has been struck by most serious drought in recent decades and the food shortages have created a state of emergency in various regions of north and north-east Kenya. The Directorate General for Development Cooperation has responded to these emergencies by granting the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 300,000 euros for the “Kenya Drought” emergency appeal.

08 Mar 2011 description
report Government of Italy

Italian Development Cooperation has organised an awareness-raising day on mother-and-baby health at Kirua, in Kenya's Meru district. A free ultrasound scan service will be available free to pregnant women to check their babies' size and heartbeat and the exact position of the placenta. Kenya has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa.

15 Dec 2009 description
report Government of Italy

Rome December 15, 2009 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 515.000 euro to UNHCR in response to urgent humanitarian assistance in Uganda, to assist refugees from RD Congo, Kenya, Rwanda and Sudan leaving in the camps, providing water and sanitation, shelter, health support."

The donation will cover needs identified by the UNHCR in the "UNHCR Global Appeal 2009".

POC: Alessandro Pirrone - MoFA Rome - Emergency Office on +39 3691 8153

03 Nov 2009 description
report Government of Italy

Rome November 3, 2009 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 600.000 euros to WFP in response to the "Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan 2009" of U.N. for Kenya, following the project named "PRRO 10666.0 - Protecting and Rebuilding Livelihoods in the Arid and Semi-Arid Areas".

The donation will cover needs identified by the WFP.

POC: Alessandro Pirrone - MoFA Rome - Emergency Office on +39 3691 8153

04 Aug 2009 description
report Government of Italy

Rome August 4, 2009 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 500.000 euro to UNHCR in response to the humanitarian emergency in Kenya, where some of 300.000 Somali refugees are hosted in Dadaab camps.

The contribution will cover needs identified by UNHCR, following the "UNHCR Global Appeal 2009 Update".

POC: Alessandro Pirrone - MoFA Rome - Emergency Office on +39 3691 8153

16 Feb 2009 description
report Government of Italy

"The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 50.000 euros to WHO in response to urgent humanitarian assistance for the population of Kenya victims of the truck accident of last January 31, 2009 near Molo, district of Nakuru".

The donation will cover needs identified by WHO and specifically to burn patients in need of urgent treatment and specialized intensive care, hosted in different hospitals in Nakuru, Molo and Nairobi."

POC: Alessandro Pirrone- MoFA Rome - …

24 Dec 2008 description
report Government of Italy

Rome December 24, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 200.000 to FAO to finance the Regional FAO Office in Nairobi (REOA - Regional Emergency Office for Africa) activities, including coordination in emergency response in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes regions, in close cooperation with twenty-four African countries.

Furthermore, the initiative "Initiative on Soaring Food Prices" is to facilitate the exchange of information on food safety among all …

05 Dec 2008 description
report Government of Italy

Rome 5 december, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the General Directorate for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 1.800.000,00 euros to Kenya following the aggravation of the humanitarian situation of Somali refugees living in refugee camps in Dadaab, Kenya, through an initiative aimed at improving living conditions through the provision of essential services to refugee populations and host communities in the sectors of basic health services, secondary education and starting to work, construction of units and basic …

07 Oct 2008 description
report Government of Italy

Rome, October 7, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 8.200.000 euros to WFP in compliance with the commitments made by the Italian government in FAO Headquarters last June, to face the food crisis in place and in response to urgent humanitarian assistance for the population in needs.

The contribution will finance ongoing programs of the countries listed below and marked by acronyms under specified:

- Central African Republic: "PRRO 10189.2 " …

21 Jan 2008 description
report Government of Italy

Rome January 21,  2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 123.000 euros to IFRC in response to urgent  humanitarian assistance to the population of Kenya and refugees in Uganda following the political election problems in Kenya, in response of the International  Federation of Red Cross appeal DREF n. MDRUG008 dated 8 January 2008.