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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As part of the Australian Government’s Humanitarian Partnership Agreement (HPA), Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s agency for international aid and development, has been allocated $500,000 for key activities that will reduce risks to disasters for vulnerable communities.
The funds allocated will enable Caritas Australia and its partners to reach the most marginalised women, men and children in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Gaza, Kenya and in the Pacific.
By Alice Wekesa from CAFOD (Caritas UK)
Rakaso Letoole is 13 years old. She is a pupil at Lekiji Primary school in Kenya, and wants to be a nurse after her education. In the past, she would wake up everyday at five in the morning to go to school, yet her school is only one kilometre from where she lives.
What do goats have to do with poverty? To Susan Leshore and her fellow Samburans from rural Kenya, who were affected by the 2011 East African drought, goats can mean the difference between having enough food and potentially losing everything.
By Luke Sypkes, Humanitarian and Emergencies Group, Caritas Australia
Susan, like many people in rural Kenya, doesn’t know how old she is – she guesses about 50 years. She measures the past according to memories of events like ‘the big drought’ that hit in 2011, the worst in the region for 60 years.
Caritas Australia welcomes the breakthrough in Kenya that brings hope after a tragic two months of violence and conflict.
At least 1500 people have lost their lives and 300,000 people have been forced from their homes since the disputed national elections in December 2007.
'Tens of thousands of people are seeking shelter in churches or cathedrals, schools, police stations, government administration compounds and trade centres,' said Caritas Australia's CEO Jack de Groot.
'Whilst the political breakthrough is essential to get the country back on its feet, the …
Amid ongoing uncertainty and violence in Kenya, Caritas Australia has increased its commitment to providing relief to tens of thousands of people across the country.
'A three-month rapid response program is assisting 30,000 people in 13 of the 16 dioceses in Kenya, providing food, water and sanitation, temporary shelter health care, protection and trauma counselling,' said Scott Martin, Caritas Australia's Nairobi-based Regional representative.
Violence across the country has left over 700 people dead, injured thousands more and seen 255,000 flee their homes.
Extreme floods in the coastal regions of Kenya swept away the homes of more than 75,000 families in recent weeks. Caritas Australia has offered $50,000 to Caritas Kenya and other Caritas partners to support the victims of the floods and will be accepting further donations.
As the floods peaked at up to 12 metres, many people spent up to three days taking refuge in trees as the waters washed away their homes and destroyed all their recently harvested crops.
Food and urgent medical attention has been provided to people who have been sheltering from the rain in schools and other …
Severe droughts continue to cause concern, as failed rains leave millions facing starvation in eastern Africa.