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
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Inconsistent rainfall, extreme heat, flooding, and low crop yields have led to severe food insecurity for more than 20 million people in east Africa. In response, the American Red Cross has contributed $650,000 to help people struggling to feed their families in two countries, Kenya and South Sudan. The financial contribution is aiding local Red Cross teams in their efforts to save lives.
“My crops were last full four years ago,” says Adumasu Lulalu, one farmer affected by the severe drought. “Since then, there has been almost nothing. It comes and goes.”
More than 2.5 million people in Kenya are being impacted by severe drought conditions, which have gripped much of the country. As families deal with the effects of the drought—food insecurity being a principal one—Red Cross teams are stepping up efforts in the east African nation. American Red Cross has contributed $500,000 to meet the immediate needs of families affected by this emergency.
Friday, December 16, 2011 — Since 2009, massive, widespread drought has plagued the Horn of Africa region, bringing intense suffering to areas of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Djibouti and affecting more than 13 million people. Although seasonal rains have returned to the region, flooding and security issues hamper humanitarian operations in the region.
By Kate Roux from her post with the Red Cross in Kenya
Friday, August 05, 2011 — Approximately 100 km from Dadaab camp, where thousands of Somali refugees arrive after crossing the border in desperation, there is another story to be told. It is a story of success; one about pastoralists who have adapted their livelihoods in order to survive periods of drought – such as the one the Horn of Africa is presently facing – and it works.
On December 26, 2004, millions of people from Southeast Asia to East Africa experienced one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. In a matter of minutes, the tsunami killed more than 230,000 people, and millions more watched as their homes, shops, boats, places of worship and schools disappeared into an inconceivably powerful wave.
The magnitude of destruction caused by the Indian Ocean Tsunami resulted in an unprecedented outpouring of generosity from donors worldwide.
American Red Cross supports International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's relief efforts in the Horn of Africa
Karen Louise Boothe , Special to RedCross.org
A humanitarian response is building to support hundreds of thousands affected by floods that are ravaging the Horn of Africa, affecting people living in major geographical areas of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.
The Horn of Africa is experiencing torrential rains that are causing widespread flooding. A regional drought in the spring of this year left parched land susceptible to devastating floods.
On December 26, 2004, the world witnessed one of the deadliest natural disasters in recent history. Leaving hundreds of thousands dead and destroying homes, schools and livelihoods in more than a dozen countries, the tsunami left millions in Asia and East Africa with shattered lives and the challenge of recovery for decades to come.
While the tsunami left inconceivable death, destruction and suffering in its wake, it also prompted unparalleled human kindness and generosity. In the United States and worldwide, public concern for tsunami survivors was overwhelming.
By Jeffrey Brodeur, Southeastern Pennsylvania Red Cross Chapter
Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, RedCross.org
Millions Suffering From Hunger in Drought-Affected Horn of Africa Region