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30 Dec 2011 description


· Three aid workers on a monitoring mission in Mataban, Hirran Province, Somalia died when a gunman opened fire on 23 December.

· Latest reports from UNICEF and KRCS indicate that flood waters in Kenya are subsiding, with most displaced communities returning to their homes.

· Inter-communal conflict in Moyale leaves 37 people dead, thousands displaced.

· Two grenades thrown at a club in Wajir district in north-eastern Kenya near the Somali border wounded at least seven people on 24 December.

30 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

NAIROB I, 30 December 2011 (IRIN) - Severe drought, [ http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=93426 ] exacerbated by poverty and conflict, hit at least four countries in 2011 - Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

29 Dec 2011 description


· Security incidents in north-eastern Kenya affect refugee and other operations.

· Malnutrition rates decrease in Turkana but remain high in Mandera.

· Floods affect more than 80,000 people across Kenya and undermine food security recovery.

· Government, United Nations and partners seek US$764 million to tackle emergency and resilience efforts in 2012.

26 Dec 2011 description
report World Vision

World Vision welcomes the news that the famine is easing in parts of Somalia. The United Nations has officially downgraded the situation in Bakaool, lower Shabelle and Bay. At the peak of the crisis, malnutrition was affecting 53 per cent of the population in some areas of Somalia; now, that figure has fallen below the famine threshold of 30 per cent. But although conditions have begun to improve in the Horn of Africa for some, challenges remain great for the families who live there and the aid workers trying to respond.

23 Dec 2011 description


· Tensions remain high in North Eastern Province of Kenya following a series of explosive attacks targeting military and police convoys in the area.

· Aid workers have further reduced operations in the Dadaab refugee camps following heightened insecurity.

· WHO has called on health partners to intensify cholera preventative activities in Mogadishu following an increase in cases.

21 Dec 2011 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2012/225/AFR

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2011 – Mothers and children severely affected by the recent drought in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid areas will receive additional emergency nutrition and health services through the government’s health sector program.

19 Dec 2011 description
report ACTED

MARALAL [ACTED News] – 2000 schoolchildren and 5000 people in drought-impacted communities in Samburu County, Northern Kenya, will have improved hygiene practices and access to safe water, thanks to an ACTED emergency hygiene promotion project launched this month with funding from UNICEF.

19 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Kenya


1.1 District Background
Located in the western side of Nyanza province, Kisumu west district covers an approximated area of about 360.8 km2 with an estimated population of about 149,831 people. The district has 2 divisions, 8 locations and 37 sub-locations. The divisions are Maseno and Kombewa. There are about 25,000 farm families.

19 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Kenya


1.1 District Background,

Bunyala District was curved out of larger Busia in 2007. The District borders Samia to the North, Siaya to the East, Bondo to the South and Lake Victoria to the west.

  • Total area- 185sq KM

  • No. Of divisions -1

  • Locations -6

  • Sub locations -18

  • Extension units- 18

  • Population- 66,723

  • Farm families- 8668

  • Total staff strength by cadre(14) –

  • Area under cultivation- 6500 HA

16 Dec 2011 description


· Heavy rains have subsided this week in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, but humanitarian operations continue to be impeded by the damage to infrastructure caused by the heavy rains in previous weeks, as well as persistent insecurity.

· The World Health Organization has issued an alert over an increased risk of water-borne diseases following the recent heavy rains and flooding in the region.

15 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 15 December 2011 (IRIN) - Rain-induced floods in several parts of Kenya have affected at least 105,000 people and weakened the country's food security situation – already affected by severe drought - a government official said on 15 December.

15 Dec 2011 description

(Nairobi/New York, 15 December 2011): The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr Aeneas Chuma, together with Mr. Mohammed Elmi, the Minister for Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands, the Assistant Minister of State for Special Programmes; Mr.

14 Dec 2011 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Eastern Africa. It covers the period from 23 November - 13 December 2011. The next report will be issued if there are major developments in the situation.


• More than 80,000 people affected by flooding in western Kenya, Nairobi, Mandera, Isiolo, Wajir Moyale and the Coast.

• Kenya Meteorological Department forecasts heavy rainfall in December; risk of more flooding remains high.

13 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Kenya

1.1 Weather Review in November 2011

• Highly enhanced rainfall was recorded over most parts of the country during November 2011.

• The rainfall was especially highly enhanced over the Northeastern, Northwestern, western Kenya and parts of central Highlands including Nairobi. Most Meteorological Stations in these areas recorded more than 125 percent of their Long-Term Means (LTMs) for the month.

• However, a few stations along the Coastal strip recorded depressed rainfall (< 75% of the LTMs). 1.2 The forecast for December 2011

13 Dec 2011 description

With the famine in Somalia sparking an increased flow of refugees into neighbouring Kenya, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is scaling up its programmes to help improve the living conditions in the northern part of the country.