Appeals & Response Plans
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- 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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CHF International is a Silver Spring based international development organization founded in 1952 that works in conflict-affected and developing countries. They partner with communities around the world to help them to direct the improvement of their lives and livelihoods. Its Director of Humanitarian Assistance, Courtney Brown answered a few questions about the organization’s work in the Horn of Africa.
People must be able to access what they need through the market rather than indefinite quantities of international humanitarian aid.
I first met Omar Adan in August, not too long after he had lost more than 300 sheep, camels and donkeys to the on-going drought in Ethiopia.
October 4, 2011—Successive seasons of failed rains have resulted in critical widespread water shortages and crop failures, and have contributed to mass livestock deaths, threatening the livelihoods and daily survival of communities in eastern Kenya. In June 2011, the Government of Kenya declared the drought situation a national disaster with over 2.9 million people in need of assistance to date. The severity of the 2011 drought in Kenya has been further exacerbated by rising food prices, sporadic conflict over resources, and interrupted local market systems.
I. Executive Summary
In June 2011, the Government of Kenya (GoK) declared the country’s deepening drought to be a national disaster. Some 3.7 million people are currently in need of assistance across the country. Rising food prices, sporadic conflict over resources, limited humanitarian support and interrupted market systems have exacerbated the crisis, eroding livelihoods and crippling traditional coping mechanisms across Kenya.
Post-election violence in the wake of Kenya's December 27, 2007 presidential election triggered a severe humanitarian crisis and displaced half a million people. Although security conditions have improved following the February 28 agreement between the Party of National Unity (PNU) and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), IDPs and host communities have been severely affected and significant humanitarian needs remain.
As a result of violence following the presidential elections, at least 200,000 Kenyans have been displaced, and the country is on the verge of a humanitarian disaster. The CHF International emergency response team conducted a rapid assessment following the onset of violence and has been responding to the need for emergency shelter and sanitation ever since. The Nganga family is one of the first recipients of the transitional shelters.
When he was five years old, Mr. David Nganga moved to Lugari district from Kenya's Central Province with his parents and seven siblings.
Following the December 2007 Kenyan presidential election, more than 250,000 have been displaced internally and thousands more have fled the country. The health and humanitarian situation is continually worsening as displaced Kenyans struggle to obtain food, safe drinking water, and adqueate shelter.
CHF International deployed an emergency team to Eldoret - one of the areas most affected by the violence - to assess the most pressing needs of displaced families in the area.
SILVER SPRING, MD, January 9, 2008- CHF International is issuing an emergency appeal for funds that will help alleviate the mounting humanitarian crisis in Kenya.