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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.

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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.”

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11 Apr 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF report: despite recent improvements, outlook for the Horn of Africa increasingly worrisome

More than 8 million people need emergency assistance

NAIROBI, 11 April 2012 – The massive humanitarian response in the Horn of Africa in 2011 reversed the spread of famine and saved tens of thousands of children’s lives, but the outlook is increasingly worrisome, threatening the tentative gains achieved to date, according to a new UNICEF report.

20 Jan 2012 description
report CARE

In the last six months CARE has reached over 1.8 million affected people throughout the region /Long-term recovery efforts aim at building resilience to food insecurity

On July 20th, 2011, the United Nations declared a state of famine in two areas of southern Somalia: the Bakool agropastoral livelihood zones and all areas of Lower Shabelle. Subsequently, four more Somali areas have been declared as a famine. At that point, the whole region of the Horn of Africa was suffering from the worst drought in more than 60 years, affecting Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya.

17 Jan 2012 description
report British Red Cross

By Ellie Matthews

In East Africa, continued difficulties accessing food – coupled with recent flooding and conflict in the region – have made life hard for many people. While working with communities in East Africa to improve their long-term resilience to food insecurity, the Red Cross is also providing immediate relief to thousands of vulnerable people in refugee camps.

Difficult conditions

12 Jan 2012 description
report British Red Cross

Six months on from the launch of our East Africa Food Crisis Appeal, the generosity of our donors has helped the Red Cross provide urgent relief to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable, malnourished people.

When several areas of Somalia where in a state of famine, the Red Cross provided healthcare, food, water and therapeutic feeding programmes. Through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent, British Red Cross funds were able to reach areas of Somalia off-limits to many other agencies.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

09 Dec 2011 description
report ACTED

ACTED News, information that cares

Every month for the last eight years, ACTED has been offering an overview of its activities in each of its fields of intervention through the ACTED Newsletter. Over each issue, this magazine has been beefing up to offer information on operations, our sectors of intervention on the ground, or, more recently, on our campaigns and advocacy initiatives in Europe with our various partners.

08 Dec 2011 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Flash floods and river floods have affected the North Eastern counties of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera, since the onset of rains in the area in early November 2011.

Consequently, thousands of people are in need of urgent humanitarian relief as communities have been displaced, disrupted and lost livestock and farming equipment among other loses.

Meanwhile, Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), the Provincial Administration and key stakeholders are responding to the situation across the entire Region.