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16 Jul 2012 description

Appeal #642-L

Amount: $1.2 million

Amount of funds received to date: $534,789

July 16, 2012

SUMMARY OF SITUATION:

13 Dec 2011 description

Appeal #642-L

Amount: $1.2 million

Amount of funds received as of Dec. 11, 2011: $534,789

Dec. 13, 2011

SUMMARY OF SITUATION:

30 Sep 2011 description

Appeal #642-L

Amount: $1.2 million

Amount of funds received as of Sept. 30, 2011: $283,484

September 30, 2011

21 Jul 2011 description

SITUATION: This year marks the driest period in the Eastern Horn of Africa region since 1995, with the lowest level of rainfall in more than 50 years.

As a result, food security -- the access and availability to food -- has deteriorated for most households in all arid and semi-arid regions in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia as well as other countries in the region. In a word, the situation has become a crisis. Crops have failed, large numbers of livestock needed for survival have perished, and local food prices have increased substantially.

24 Jun 2008 description

By Micah McCoy/CWS

Church World Service (CWS) is a member of the Action by Churches Together (ACT) alliance working to address issues raised in the violent aftermath of the December 2007 presidential elections, which forced hundreds of thousands of Kenyans from their homes, businesses and communities.

10 Mar 2008 description

By Micah McCoy/CWS

Two and half months since the upheaval that followed Kenya's December 27 disputed presidential elections began, over 1,000 Kenyans are dead and nearly half a million displaced. The political impasse was finally broken as President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga signed a power sharing agreement on February 28, but those left homeless and displaced continue to languish in the discomfort and uncertainty of the various refugee camps that have sprung up throughout the country.

30 Jan 2008 description

By Micah McCoy, Church World Service, East Africa office

As the political stalemate continues and violence associated with the highly controversial December 27th elections escalates and spreads, camps for those displaced throughout Kenya are operating beyond their capacity.

More than a quarter-million Kenyans have been forced to leave their homes due to the ongoing political and ethnic violence. Some were able to save their possessions, piling trucks high with furniture and other belongings, while others were lucky to escape only with their safety.

23 Aug 2007 description

Appeal #641-U

Appeal Goal: $20,000

SITUATION: The Mt. Elgon district of Kenya -- an administrative district in the western part of Kenya, located on the south-eastern slopes of Mt. Elgon -- is the site of a long-standing dispute over land ownership that has sparked violent clashes between two communities, causing displacement and deaths. Tensions have worsened since January 2007.

The clash stems from disagreement over a land settlement issue: The Soi clans have traditionally resided in the lowland areas of Mt.