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27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe

01 Jun 2009 description
report EastAfrican

BY KEZIO-MUSOKE DAVID

East Africa's periodic drought costs the region between five and eight per cent of its gross domestic product, a recent conference in Kigali for African finance and environment ministers heard last week.

According to the conference, the more the droughts and floods become frequent, the more they have a direct long term fiscal liability on the East African Community, with a toll of more than two per cent GDP per annum.

07 May 2009 description

NAIROBI, 7 mai 2009 (IRIN) - L'inefficacité des systèmes de gestion des catastrophes, le manque de financements et le peu de données pertinentes pour pouvoir planifier des activités de réduction des risques ont eu des répercussions négatives dans les pays d'Afrique subsaharienne, selon les spécialistes.

« Malgré la croissance économique forte de certains pays, les catastrophes continuent de compromettre la capacité du continent à créer des richesses pour son peuple », a déclaré Margareta Wahlström, secrétaire générale adjointe des Nations Unies à la réduction des risques de …

06 May 2009 description

NAIROBI, 6 May 2009 (IRIN) - Ineffective disaster management systems, poor funding and lack of relevant data for planning risk-reduction activities have taken their toll on sub-Saharan African countries, specialists said.

"Despite high economic growth in some countries, disasters are continuing to affect the continent's ability to build wealth for its people," Margareta Wahlström, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), said.

"We often looked at disasters as events that happen, then we go back to normal life...

17 Mar 2009 description

Nairobi, 17 March, 2009 - Members of the humanitarian community with support from the Government of Kenya yesterday presented the 2009 revised Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan (EHRP) for assistance of those most in need in Kenya. Since the initial launch of the 2009 EHRP five months ago, the humanitarian situation in Kenya has deteriorated.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Highlights of 2008

PEV Humanitarian Assistance

Following Kenya's disputed Presidential election in December 2007, large parts of the country were affected by violence that left at least 1,300 people dead and many others seriously injured. More than 350,000 people lived in camps as internally displaced persons (IDPs) while thousands were hosted by communities. Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) was appointed by the Government as the lead coordinating agency for response to the emergency.

24 Oct 2008 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

26 Sep 2008 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Friday, 26th September 2008. Five people are feared dead in Garissa, after drowning in River Tana near Abakh Dera, 50km from Garissa along the Garissa-Bura road.

Kenya Red Cross and health teams have recovered four bodies from the crocodile-infested River Tana, following the tragedy that occurred on 25th September 2008, shortly before 6pm.

The four whose bodies have been recovered were pupils (aged 10-11 years) from Abagdera Primary School in Fafi District. They were among eight people who had gone to the river to fetch water, when they were swept away.

12 Sep 2008 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

29 Aug 2008 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

09 Jul 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- 59,666 IDPs remain in 89 IDP camps as of 8 July; 98,289 IDPs have been recorded in 134 transit sites.

04 Jul 2008 description

MOMBASA, 4 July 2008 (IRIN) - Farmers returning to flood-damaged fields and food stores in Kenya's coastal Tana Delta and Lamu district have appealed for seeds and other inputs so as revive their livelihoods.

"At least 10,000 farmers need to be supplied with seeds and manure so that they can cultivate their farms and start growing crops," said District Commissioner Charles Monari.

Some 30,000 people affected by the floods now depend on relief food supplies.

02 Jul 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- 68,519 IDPs remain in 101 IDP camps as of 1 July; 98,289 IDPs have been recorded in 134 transit camps. Government says that 201,000 have returned to areas of displacement.

- Authorities plan for the closure of Naivasha and Nakuru IDP camps.

- Rate of inflation reduces to 29.3% in June from 31.5% in May.

The information contained in this report has been compiled by OCHA from information received from the field, from national and international humanitarian partners and from other official sources. It does not represent a position from the United Nations.

25 Jun 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Flooding in Tana River district affects 22,410; thousands of acres of crops lost.

- Kedong Camp in Naivasha set to close on 27 June as part of general plan for camp closures.

- Peste des Petits Ruminants threatens the food security of more than 9 million Kenyans.

- 2,600 returning IDP families receive cash assistance in areas of return.

The information contained in this report has been compiled by OCHA from information received from the field, from national and international humanitarian partners and from other official sources.

20 Jun 2008 description
report Kenya Red Cross

The Kenya Red Cross Society's mission is to build capacity and respond with vigor, compassion and empathy to those affected by disaster and at risk, in the most effective and efficient manner. It works closely with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

This Information Bulletin no. 1/2008 reflects the information available at this time.

20 Jun 2008 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Heavy rainfall recorded between 13th and 18th June 2008 resulted in flash floods that affected up to 22,410 people in Tana Delta, Garsen and Lamu districts in the Coast Province. These include 8,658 people in Tana Delta District, 1,052 people in Garsen District and 12,700 people in Lamu Districts. Continued rainfall in the region may cause outbreaks of diseases.

18 Jun 2008 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Tana Delta District is experiencing flash floods following heavy rainfall between 13th and 16th June 2008. About 8,658 people (1,443 families) have been affected by the floods and have moved to higher grounds. No deaths or injuries have been reported.