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10 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN
Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans needing food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. It’s the worst humanitarian crisis the country has faced since 2011.
04 Jan 2018 description
Global EWEA report highlights potential new emergencies caused by imminent disaster threats and the risk of a steep deterioration in countries in crisis or response stage of an emergency.
04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
An estimated 482,882 children require treatment for acute malnutrition, including 104,614 who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), says UNICEF.
07 Dec 2017 description
Global food supplies are high due to strong cereal harvests, but localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity.
17 Nov 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund
The humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought and three consecutive failed rains. In Somalia, risk of famine remains.
30 Oct 2017 description
As prolonged drought dries water reserves across Kenya, harvesting fleeting wisps of water vapour from an active volcano in the Rift Valley has been a lifeline for the community.
02 Oct 2017 description
WFP urgently needs US$28.5 million to adequately cover the food assistance needs for the refugees over the next six months in Kakuma and Dadaab camps, the agency said.
21 Sep 2017 description
Un informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos. En el Caribe, el impacto de los huracanes mermará el rendimiento agrícola.
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.