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20 Dec 2012 description

Summary: CHF 300,003 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 12 December 2011, to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in delivering assistance to some 3,500 households (21,000 beneficiaries) affected by floods.

17 Dec 2012 description

Period covered by this Final Report: March 2011- July 2012

Appeal target (current): CHF 30,438,354

Appeal coverage: The IFRC mobilized 33 percent of the budget with support from Partner National Societies(PNS) while Kenya Red Cross Society raised 66 percent of the appeal budget through bilateral contributions which included funds raised through private sector, the African Union and through the “Kenyans for Kenya Initiative.” When these contributions are considered, the Appeal can be said to be fully funded.

Appeal history:

15 Jun 2012 description

DR-2011-000029-KEN

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.”

Appeal history:

06 Jan 2012 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • On December 29, unidentified assailants killed a refugee leader of the Community Peace and Security Team (CPST) at the Hagadera camp in the Dadaab refugee camp complex in Kenya. Assailants killed another CPST refugee leader at the Ifo camp in Dadaab on January 1, 2012. Humanitarian operations in Dadaab remain limited to the provision of essential services, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

30 Dec 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· 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.

29 Dec 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS

· 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.

23 Dec 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· 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.

19 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

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

1.0 INTRODUCTION

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

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· 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.

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.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• 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.

12 Dec 2011 description

CHF 300,003 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Kenya Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 3,500 households (21,000 beneficiaries). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: The expected October-November- December (OND) short rains have so far been characterized by heavy rainfall and storms in various parts of North Eastern, Coast, Upper Eastern, North Rift, South Rift and Western regions of Kenya.

12 Dec 2011 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Due to ongoing insecurity at the Dadaab refugee camp complex and surrounding areas in northeastern Kenya, humanitarian operations at Dadaab remain limited to the provision of essential services, including food distributions and nutrition, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities. On December 6, an explosion at Dadaab‘s Ifo 2 camp resulted in the death of one Kenyan police officer and injured three others, according to the Kenyan Red Cross Society. The officers were escorting U.N. officials to the camp at the time of the attack.

10 Dec 2011 description

I HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· More than 80,000 people have been affected by flooding in Kenya. The Kenya Meteorological Department forecasts heavy rainfall and risk of more flooding for December.
· Heavy rains and insecurity continue to hamper humanitarian operations in Kenya and Somalia.
· The Kenyan parliament this week approved the African Union request for the Kenya Defence Forces to join the African Union Mission in Somalia.
· The Somalia and Kenya 2012 Consolidated Appeals will be launched in Nairobi on 13 and 15 December respectively.

05 Dec 2011 description

This update provides information on the protection environment in Somalia, including apparent violations of international Human Rights and Humanitarian Law as reported during the last two weeks through the IASC Somalia Protection Cluster monitoring systems. Incidents mentioned in this report are not exhaustive. They are intended to highlight credible reports in order to inform and prompt programming and advocacy initiatives by the humanitarian community and national authorities.

General Overview

28 Nov 2011 description

OVERVIEW

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of its crisis reporting on the drought in the Horn of Africa countries. The report covers the period from 22 to 28 November 2011. The next report will be issued on 6 December 2011.

Highlights

  • KENYA & ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 82,034 refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya as of 28 November 2011.

  • KENYA – IOM Completes Second Cycle of Transportation of Refugees to Collect Food Rations.