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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Total funding: € 656 million
Kenya hosts 470 000 refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring countries who are fully dependent on humanitarian assistance to cover their basic needs. Voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees has continued, in spite of insecurity, drought, and forced evictions in their home country. The European Commission continues its long-standing assistance to refugees in Kenya and responds to disaster-related emergencies.
What are the needs?
Purpose and scope
Despite ongoing peace negotiations, clashes between belligerents continue, resulting in further displacements.
2 486 563 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries
298 881 Refugees in South Sudan
1 903 650 South Sudanese IDPs (incl. IDPs in PoCs in respective states)
198 202 South Sudanese IDPs in PoCs
Somalia has suffered extreme weather conditions (such as drought and floods) and conflict for decades. As a result, 2.6 million Somalis are internally displaced and 5 million are in need of food. In 2018, the EU has allocated €89 million to help those most in need. The delivery of cash assistance has proved to be an effective and dignified way of providing assistance to vulnerable people.
What are the needs?
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
Bruxelles, le 21 juin 2018
La Commission a débloqué aujourd'hui une aide humanitaire de 34 millions d'euros en faveur des populations les plus vulnérables en Ouganda et au Kenya; une attention particulière sera accordée aux personnes déplacées dans ces deux pays.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 21 June 2018
The Commission has released today €34 million in humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable populations in Uganda and Kenya, with a special focus on displaced populations in both countries.
As of 1 June | Source: DG ECHO
The humanitarian, security and operating conditions continue to deteriorate.
Seven million people, or two-third of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 18 May 2018
Education in emergencies helps millions of children in need across the world.
The Commission has adopted a new policy framework today that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. The policy also aims to bring children caught up in humanitarian crises back to learning within 3 months.
- Since March, heavy rainfall has led to flash floods and riverine flooding across large areas of the Horn of Africa.
• Most of the flood affected areas are the ones already affected by the 2017 drought. The compacted soil reduced their capacity to absorb rain, further increasing the flooding.
In response to ongoing devastating floods in Kenya, the European Union has provided €1.5 million in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected families.
The funding will help provide emergency shelter and basic household essentials, emergency cash transfers, food and nutrition, drinking water and repair of damaged water and sanitation facilities as well as emergency health care and epidemics prevention.
Brussels, 12 May 2018
In response to the recent devastating floods in Kenya, the European Commission has provided €1.5 million in emergency humanitarian funding to assist the most affected families.
The funding will help cover basic needs such as emergency shelter and basic household essentials, food and nutrition, drinking water and repair of damaged water and sanitation facilities as well as emergency health care and epidemics prevention.
The Patel dam in the town of Solai (in the Nakuru County, 190 km NW of the capital, Nairobi) burst on Wednesday night, 9 May after heavy rain, and swept away hundreds of homes downstream, killing at least 20 people.
Hundreds have been left homeless and more than 2 000 displaced. There are fears the death toll could rise since many more people cannot be accounted for.
Search and rescue operations are ongoing with the support of Kenyan Red Cross.
FACTS & FIGURES
486 000 refugees from over 10 countries (UNHCR)
2.5 million people are food insecure
3.5 million people in urgent need of safe drinking water
104 000 children under 5 in need of malnutrition treatment (UNICEF)
EU humanitarian funding:
€23.8 million in 2017
Over €120 million since 2012
- Since the start of spring rains, flooding has affected 15 counties across Kenya, particularly the eastern counties. Heavy rains in the Ethiopian highlands and across southern Somalia have resulted in flash floods and riverine flooding in many locations, mostly along the Genale and Wabi Shebelle, the Juba and Shebelle river basins.
Heavy rain continues to affect several areas of Kenya, causing casualties and damages.
According to media, as of 23 April at 7:00 UTC, the toll includes at least seven people dead in Kinangop (Nyandarua County, central Kenya), one dead and three missing in Nyatike (Migori County, southwestern Kenya), where more than 700 families have been displaced due to the floods.
Over the next 24 hours, more rainfall is expected to continue over the central and southern parts of the country, including the already affected areas.