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20 Jan 2018 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

27 Jul 2015 description


Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.

The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.

26 Sep 2014 description

Rainfall improving in Latin America, with dryness ongoing in parts of West Africa and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

31 Aug 2010 description
report ALNAP

Este estudio proporciona una síntesis sobre lecciones clave aprendidas a partir de evaluaciones de respuestas de emergencia y de recuperación ante desastres de comienzo lento previos. Dedica especial atención a las sequías y a la inseguridad tanto alimentaria como en los medios de sustento.

Se dirige a personas que trabajan en operaciones de emergencia y de recuperación ante desastres de comienzo lento -a aquellas que tengan que decidir sobre la necesidad de intervenir y cuándo y cómo hacerlo-.

17 Jan 2008 description


05 Jul 2002 description

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

02 Jul 2002 description

NAIROBI, 2 July (IRIN) - The Kenyan government has released a report warning that millions of Kenyans are increasingly threatened by desertification.

01 May 2002 description

This Annual Report is intended for reporting on the Federation's Annual Appeals only.
Appeal Target: CHF 4,819,204 (USD 2,969,221 or EUR 3,296,273)

Objectives, Achievements and Constraints Regional Disaster Preparedness and Response

During the year, the regional disaster preparedness and response Strategy 2010 was launched through the East Africa Appeal 2001-2002, and the necessary structures and systems set up for the next nine years. The programme team was composed of one delegate and two regionally recruited officers.

30 Apr 2001 description

Response to SCF Wajir Article

By Emma Naylor, humanitarian programme coordinator, Oxfam GB Kenya Programme

Oxfam Great Britain has been working in Kenya since the 1960s, and in Wajir District since the 1980s, implementing relief and long-term development programmes.

Oxfam Great Britain has been the lead agency for food distribution in Wajir since June 2000. Oxfam GB also implements drought mitigation and response activities across Kenya in various sectors, including water, livestock and nutrition.

30 Apr 2001 description

By Robin Wheeler

Robin Wheeler has been WFP's Regional Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Officer for the Horn of Africa based in Nairobi since October 1998. He was the USAID/FEWS Country Representative in Ethiopia (1996-98) and Niger (1991-93), and held positions with USAID as a government advisor in Guinea (1994-95) and an emergency coordinator in Niger (1991).

15 Sep 2000 description


The prolonged drought in Kenya has caused a disturbing decline in the welfare status of pastoralists, agropastoralists and marginal agricultural households. The viability of pastoralist livelihoods, in particular, has deteriorated to alarming levels. Rising livestock mortality, falling prices and increasing incidents of banditry have combined with worsening malnutrition to further strain the precarious food security status of pastoralists following the failure of the fourth production season.

01 May 2000 description

For coverage of this emergency after 1 May 2000 , please see the Horn of Africa Drought complex emergency, or the relevant By Country pages.

29 Apr 2000 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI (April 29) XINHUA - Kenya will experience severe drought due to insufficient rainfall, the Meteorological Department in the country has warned.

The East African Standard daily Saturday quoted a senior meteorological official William Nyakwanda as saying that the weather forecast system predicted the impending drought in most parts of the east African country.

"Only parts of Western Province and the Coast region have so far received rainfall, but we are afraid it might not be sufficient," Nyakwanda said Friday.

28 Apr 2000 description

Commission on Human Rights
56th session - 28 April 2000 - Afternoon
Remarks of Mary Robinson,
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Secretary General for the World Conference against Racism
at the closing of the 56th session of the Commission on Human Rights

Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished members of the Commission,