Kenya: Floods - Dec 2007
Most read reports
- WHO: Health action in crises - annual report 2007. 21 Jan 2008
- USAID: Kenya: USAID humanitarian assistance in review, 1997- present. 17 Jan 2008
- USAID: USAID/OFDA Kenya humanitarian assistance in review. 17 Jan 2008
- ReliefWeb: Kenya: Floods - Location Map. 6 Dec 2007
- Kenya Red Cross: Kenya: Floods Information Bulletin No. 1. 4 Dec 2007
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.
This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises.
USAID/OFDA's humanitarian assistance to Kenya has focused historically on short-term response to incidents of drought and floods, as well as episodes of civil unrest. Kenya experienced several seasons of failed rains in 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006, causing widespread crop failure and water scarcity.
Flooding in 1998,1999, 2003, and 2007 destroyed crops and farmland, damaged roads and infrastructure, and limited the delivery of humanitarian assistance to affected areas.
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
The Kenya Red Cross Society's mission is to build capacity and respond with vigour, compassion and empathy to those affected by disaster and those 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.
This Information Bulletin (no. 7/2007) reflects the information available at this time.