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17 Jan 2019 description
report Voice of America

Fatiha Belfakir

WASHINGTON - The deadly al-Shabab attack that rocked a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi Tuesday, killing 14 civilians, including one American, is seen by many experts as a signal of resilience by the Islamist militant group that has been battling U.S.-backed forces in East Africa for years.

14 Jan 2019 description

1,067 IDPs Profiled during a profiling exercise at UNMISS Bor Protection of Civilian site.

12,000+ Households with identified persons with specific needs received non-food items (NFIs) across South Sudan during the reporting period.

10 Peace outreach visits took place throughout Maban county, conducted by UNHCR and the Joint Peace Committee.



291,824 Refugees inside South Sudan as of 31 December 2018.

10 Jan 2019 description

Omar S Mahmood

Key findings

  • Refugee respondents expressed frustration with a number of issues, ranging from the current political leadership to the IGAD-led peace process and its emphasis on power sharing.

  • Respondents’ views differed in many areas, but there was a high degree of convergence in some key aspects. One related to the lack of information on the peace process, as nearly all respondents felt there was little accurate or trustworthy information.

31 Dec 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation


The Maasai and Kipsigis communities have reached a peace deal following the clashes that claimed seven lives in the last three months and left hundreds displaced in Narok South.

Representatives from the two communities on Saturday agreed to bury the hatchet, at a meeting that County Commissioner George Natembeya attended.


Commissioner Natembeya held several meetings with elders from the two sides at Ololoipangi and Nkoben.

They agreed to end the issuing of remarks that could spark violence.

15 Dec 2018 description

15 December 2018, Hawassa - The Ethiopia-Kenya high-level cross-border peace dialogue organized by IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) on 14 December 2018 in Hawassa Town, Ethiopia concluded with a joint action plan to address ongoing inter-communal violent conflict along the common border.

13 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 12 December 2018

The European Commission has adopted eleven new programmes for the Horn of Africa under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

13 Dec 2018 description


Today, the humanitarian system is under unprecedented strain. Whether due to natural or human-induced crises, the disasters unfolding across the world are not only more frequent, they are also more complex.

The international humanitarian community is increasingly faced with the need to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and crises that are characterized by a combination of multiple and compounding vulnerabilities.

01 Dec 2018 description
report Carter Center

This report provides the findings of consultative forums conducted from May through August 2018 with youth and women in eight counties of Kenya on the factors that hinder and promote their political participation. The report offers recommendations to support their increased participation in the political sphere.

22 Nov 2018 description
report UN Security Council

21 NOVEMBRE 2018

Conseil de sécurité: « déficit de confiance et de dialogue » au Burundi, selon l’Envoyé spécial de l’ONU

La situation au Burundi demeure fragile, en raison notamment de l’absence de dialogue politique inclusif, mais du fait aussi des difficultés humanitaires, économiques et financières, et de menaces sécuritaires, a, cet après-midi, déclaré l’Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général pour ce pays, M. Michel Kafando, devant le Conseil de sécurité.

22 Nov 2018 description
report UN Security Council



Permanent Representative Urges His Country’s Removal from Agenda, Stressing It Presents No Threat to Global Peace, Security

Describing the situation in Burundi as calm but fragile, the senior United Nations official there told the Security Council today that after supporting a regionally-led inter-Burundian Dialogue process for more than three years, the time has now come for partners to re-evaluate how best to help the country out of its long-standing political impasse.

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

08 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

In March 2017, the consultancy firm Images and Imaginations was commissioned by Search for Common Ground (Search) to undertake a baseline study for its two interrelated projects of ‘Justice for Peace’ and ‘Inuka’, implemented in coastal Kenya. The main purpose of this evaluation is to conduct a combined baseline for the two projects:

  1. Justice for Peace: Preventing Violent Extremism through Constructive Engagement between Criminal Justice Sector Actors and Communities in Kenya

26 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received insignificant off season precipitation during the Month.

  • The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was showing a decrease of 6% compared to previous month.

  • The VCI indicated vegetation greenness above normal. The overall drought phase in the county was at Normal in September.

  • Forage condition was good across all livelihoods zones during the month.

26 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of September was dry and this is normal

  • The vegetation condition was fair and within the normal range.

Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Land Preparation had begun in anticipation of the short rains

23 Oct 2018 description

Drawing on extensive field research in Kenya and Liberia around the 2017 elections in those countries, this report uses local survey data to evaluate the effectiveness of seven prevention measures thought to reduce the risk of election violence. Its recommendations, directed primarily to the international community but offering utility for regional and national agencies, offer ways to strengthen existing practices or address shortcomings and gaps in programming and enhance their ability to shape environments conducive to peaceful elections.