Kenya: Floods - Apr 2012
Heavy rains from early April 2012 caused flash floods and landslides across the country, killing 84 people and displacing around 30,000. Nationwide, over 280,000 people were affected. Widespread destruction of property and infrastructure was reported, and key activities such as farming and education were disrupted. (OCHA, 25 May 2012)
Period covered by this Final Report: June 2012 until June 2013.
Appeal target (current): CHF 20,419,397
Appeal coverage: 5%
· This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 11 June 2012 for CHF 20,419,397 for 12 months to assist 465,844 beneficiaries.
· A DREF (MDRKE022) of CHF 314,208 was allocated in May 2012 from the IFRC DREF to support provision of immediate support to 20,892 persons displaced by floods in West Kenya, Rift Valley and Coast.
Period covered by this update: June 2012 to December 2012. This update represents a six-month summary of the operation (cumulative narrative and financial).
Appeal target (current): CHF 20,419,397 Appeal coverage: 5%;
This Emergency appeal was launched on 11 June 2012 for CHF 20,419,397 for 12 months to assist 465,844 beneficiaries.
New overview of internal displacement
Conflict and violence are on the rise in Kenya. In 2012 more than 118,000 people are estimated to have been newly displaced as a result of inter-communal and resource-based violence, linked to a combination of ethnic, political and economic factors. Tens of thousands more have been displaced as a result of natural disasters and development projects.
DREF operation n° MDRKE022
GLIDE n° FF-2012-000062-KEN
20 December 2012
Summary: CHF 314,208 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 8 May, 2012, to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in delivering assistance to some 20,832 beneficiaries who were affected by floods.
KRCS support was given through provision of non food items (NFIs), improving access to safe water and undertaking emergency health interventions in the affected areas.
AT A GLANCE
An estimated 8 million people remain food insecure in the Horn of Africa. The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.12 million).
The general food security outlook for the Horn indicates that crop production should be favorable ahead of the end of the year harvests. Livelihood improvements still depend on how certain communities (especially pastoralists) are able to recover from the previous seasons’ poor crop production, loss of livestock and macro-economic shocks.
Kenya continues to experience humanitarian emergencies linked to natural disasters such as drought and floods, ethno-political and resource-based conflicts, and outbreaks of human and livestock diseases. However, the 2011 short-rains and 2012 long-rains seasons brought relief to protracted drought conditions. This reduced the number of food-insecure people from 3.75 million at the beginning of the year to 2.1 million as of October.
AT A GLANCE
The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa is approximately 8 million people.
The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.12 million).
The European Commission on Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) emphasizes that millions of people are still depending on international assistance for their daily sustenance and that funding is still needed, despite eased conditions.
NAKURU, 5 September 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of people have been displaced in parts of Kenya’s Rift Valley Province as floodwaters continue to submerge houses and schools and destroy crops.
They are among more than 240,000 people throughout eastern Africa are estimated to be affected by seasonal flooding.
An estimated 642 households have been affected by flooding in the Kenyan districts of Baringo and Marigat, with at least five schools being submerged, according to data from the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS).
Challenges to achieving food security—climate-related shocks, high food prices, and localized conflict—have remained prevalent in Kenya in the first half of 2012. The number of refugees hosted in the country has continued to increase (although at a far slower rate than in 2011) as a result of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia and conflict in Sudan and South Sudan. However, there has been a general improvement in the situation since the peak of the 2011 drought crisis which left 3.75 million people food- insecure.
NAIROBI [ACTED News] - Following mixed and generally below-average March to May long rains in Northern Kenya, the Kenya Food Security Steering Group (KFSSG) comprised of the Government of Kenya and humanitarian actors is beginning to assess the impact of the long rains in order to put mitigation measures in place. According to the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET), the lean season may start earlier than usual with livestock migrations already starting in some parts of North-Eastern Kenya due to water shortages and poor pasture conditions.
AT A GLANCE
Deterioration in the food security outlook is being experienced in many parts of the Horn, especially in Somalia where major food assistance will be unable to reach much of the population in a crisis and/or emergency situation due to ongoing conflict. Famine is still not anticipated even though the situation remains serious.
Recurrent droughts, high food prices, conflict and inter-coomunal tensions, under development, and refugees influx.
Significant increase in number of refugees.
Stable to improving
- Total refugee population in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps and Nairobi (Source: UNHCR)
2 Acording to the Short Rains Assessment of 2012
- Based on Nutrition surveys 2011(Oct-Dec)
NAIROBI [ACTED News] - This year has recorded the highest number of flood-affected persons as well as fatalities from floods in the past five years in Kenya, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). More than 100,000 people have been affected by flooding in May in many regions, with at least 65 confirmed dead, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS). Flooding has resulted in the destruction of property and infrastructure, as well as the disruption of livelihood activities, especially small-scale farming.
Period covered by this Ops Update: March 2011- May 2012
Appeal target (current): CHF 30,438,354;
Appeal coverage: The IFRC Drought Appeal has been fully funded. The IFRC was able to mobilize 33% of the budget. With support from Partner National Societies (PNS), 66% of the appeal funds were raised. Kenya Red Cross Society also raised additional funds through Corporate donors, the African Union and through the “Kenyans for Kenya Initiative.”
L’insécurité alimentaire s’aggrave en Syrie et au Yémen, dans un climat de troubles civils
13 juin 2012, Rome - D'après le bulletin trimestriel de la FAO sur la production agricole et la sécurité alimentaire, les perspectives sont globalement bonnes pour la production céréalière mondiale, mais plusieurs régions devraient faire face aux conséquences des pluies insuffisantes, du climat rigoureux, des conflits armés et des déplacements de populations.
World food stocks to rise, but hunger risks persist in Sahel, Near East
Food security worsening in Syria, Yemen, amid unrest, says FAO
Rome, 13 June 2012 - FAO's quarterly forecast of agricultural production and food security gives an overall positive outlook for cereal production worldwide, but warns that several regions of the world are expected to struggle with the consequences of poor rainfall, severe weather, armed conflict and displacement.
The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) through its Bungoma and Mt. Elgon Branches began carrying out free medical camps in the Mt. Elgon area from Tuesday 12th June 2012.
NOUAKCHOTT/JOHANNESBURG, 12 June 2012 (IRIN) - Temperatures beyond 40 degrees Celsius seem to have seared the carcasses of skinny cows, goats and even a horse that mark the sandy and almost lifeless landscape in southeastern and eastern Mauritania.
Most people here are pastoralists and feel the death of their animals not only as a financial loss but almost as the loss of family members. Livestock farming is also the second biggest export earner so the loss extends to the national purse.