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10 Dec 2013 description
Horn of Africa - version 1
Technical Annex

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2014/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 84 000 000

16 Dec 2011 description


Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the High-level Conference on the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in New York on 16 December:

Five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly launched a new kind of fund: a fund to ensure that when crisis struck, aid workers could start saving lives without delay; a fund that would reach everyone, even in emergencies that have been ignored or forgotten by much of the world; a fund that is fast, fair and efficient.

11 Nov 2011 description

Rainy season and insecurity

Effects of the rainy season

26 Oct 2011 description


· Explosions rock Nairobi; one person dies and 23 others are injured.

· Humanitarian space decreases with increasing insecurity along the Kenya/Somalia border region.

· Heavy rains hamper delivery of humanitarian assistance as Government and partners finalize flood contingency planning.

· Aid agencies scale down operations in the Dadaab camps following the abduction of two aid workers.

23 Oct 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund


General Overview

  • The Kenyan army moved into Somalia on 16 October 2011 in response to a series of kidnappings, including the most recent abduction of two MSF-Spain humanitarian staff from Ifo II West.

20 Oct 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund


Drought Affected Areas

  • Over 10,000 people are estimated to be affected by dengue fever in Mandera, with six new cases in Nairobi and Wajir. The GoK and partners are aggressively working to control the outbreak through household-level surveillance and case management in Mandera, and surveillance and vector assessments underway in Isiolo, Eastleigh (Nairobi), Mandera, Wajir and Dadaab.

11 Oct 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund


General Overview

 The security situation along the Kenyan-Somali border and around Dadaab is of continued concern. UN staff travel restrictions are in place for travel to locations near the Somali border with only critical missions being authorized.

07 Oct 2011 description

In 2011 several large measles outbreaks have been reported from member states in the European and African regions, with several reported outbreaks in the Americas linked to Europe or Africa.

05 Oct 2011 description

Summary: CHF 299,869 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 18 April 2011 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 883,796 children aged 6 to 14 years for Measles immunization and Vitamin A supplements. This is in response to a measles outbreak reported in Rift Valley, North Eastern and Coast Provinces in Kenya.

15 Sep 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund


General Overview

 IGAD predicts good rains for the next season in parts of Kenya with food security expected to improve slightly in the worst-affected areas.

Drought-Affected Areas

 The number of admissions to nutritional feeding centres and outpatient sites in the most drought-affected counties in northern Kenya have either stabilized or reduced. No deaths due to malnutrition were reported this week.

14 Sep 2011 description


■ More than 90 people killed in a fuel pipeline fire blaze incident in Nairobi’s Sinai Lunga Lunga slum

■ Western Kenya affected by floods as drought impacts continue ravaging northern pastoral areas

■ Kenya successfully hosts regional summit on Ending Drought Emergencies: A commitment to Sustainable Development

■ Cholera control operations heightened in Dadaab

28 Aug 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

Special Focus on Measles, Cholera, and Malaria in the Horn of Africa

10 Aug 2011 description

Key Highlights

  • 162, 579 children aged 6-59 months vaccinated against measles in NE Kenya

  • Measles outbreak among refugees in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia

29 Apr 2011 description

Summary: CHF 299,869 has been allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 883,796 children. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.