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15 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The failure of the March-June long rains – the third consecutive poor rains since early 2016 – has helped push an additional 37,000 children below the threshold of acute malnutrition.
15 Sep 2017 description
This year’s "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have even reversed.
07 Sep 2017 description
The Revised Flash Appeal aims to respond to the most life-threatening needs of 1.9 million people, prioritizing the 11 counties facing the highest levels of malnutrition and food insecurity.
03 Aug 2017 description
FAO has mobilized US$500,000 to scale up its response to drought-hit households in four most critical counties (Marsabit, Turkana, Mandera and Wajir), focusing on assistance to livestock owners.
31 Jul 2017 description
To protect themselves from total crop failure, farmers in Kenya grow pulses alongside their traditional crops like maize – a practice known as intercropping.
24 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank
The project, supported by the World Bank in partnership with the NGO Vi Agroforestry, aims to support a total of 60,000 farmers managing 45,000 hectares of farmland in western Kenya.
14 Jul 2017 description
The third consecutive failed rainy season has seriously eroded families' resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is required. The most affected areas are in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
12 Jul 2017 description
An innovative, mobile phone-driven cash programme has helped prevent nearly 250,000 people from slipping into severe food insecurity in drought-ravaged Kenya.
07 Jul 2017 description
The additional funding brings the total amount donated to the region, including Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda, to almost €260 million since the beginning of this year.
04 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam
Food shortages are compounded by anxiety around August elections, which may politicize the crisis, a lack of access to water and high levels of severe acute malnutrition among under-fives.
30 Jun 2017 description
Kenya is home to over 400,000 refugees mainly fleeing conflict in South Sudan and Somalia. Almost all refugees depend solely on WFP for food assistance.
29 Jun 2017 description
report The Conversation
Older people face particular challenges in humanitarian crises, including accessing relief and service delivery points because of long distances, poor mobility or confinement to their homes.
21 Jun 2017 description
New disasters and deteriorating protracted emergencies have pushed humanitarian requirements across 37 countries worldwide in 2017 to US$23.5 billion.
13 Jun 2017 description
Humanitarian response efforts in drought-hit Horn of Africa received a boost after International partners made financial pledges following a five-day visit to the region.
09 Jun 2017 description
Protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry with some 37 countries, 28 of which are in Africa, requiring external assistance for food.
09 Jun 2017 description
IOM intends to target six million drought-affected individuals from April to December 2017 across Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti with a combination of lifesaving and early recovery interventions.
22 May 2017 description
More than 2.6 million Kenyans are severely food insecure and this number is rapidly rising. During the lean season (July to September) many families will experience Emergency acute food insecurity, just one step away from famine.
15 May 2017 description
report Inter Press Service
We must build the resilience of communities and invest in agriculture and rural infrastructure, turning away from traditional farming practices, says the UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya.
11 May 2017 description
report Trócaire
A Trócaire health clinic in northern Kenya monitors children until they are five years old so their progress can be tracked and any necessary support given.