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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...
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...
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...
12 Dec 2011 description
1. Executive Summary Kenya, alongside other countries in the Horn of Africa, has for most of 2011 faced a severe food crisis due to a climatic disaster that has become a recurring phenomenon in shorter cycles, negating efforts to reduce vulnerability. A combination of drought-induced crop failure,...
15 Nov 2011 description
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. More than a...
11 Nov 2011 description
I HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES Increased attacks on civilian and police targets have been reported in Kenya this week, as the Kenya military incursion in southern Somalia continues. Humanitarian operations at Dadaab refugee camps and drought-affected areas of northeastern Kenya have been increasingly...
04 Nov 2011 description
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES · Tensions remain high in the region as Kenyan troops advance further in Somalia in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants. · Non-essential humanitarian operations in Dadaab refugee camp have been temporarily suspended due to insecurity in the area. · Heavy rains continue...
04 Nov 2011 description
Thousands of displaced Somalis have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the rains have flooded the shelters of some 2,800 people in Sigale IDP camp. In response, UNHCR has distributed 4,500 assistance kits with plastic...
03 Nov 2011 description
HIGHLIGHTS • Insecurity heightens in north-eastern Kenya; four killed in attack in Mandera district • Refugee influx decreases following Kenyan incursion into Somalia and onset of rains • Heavy rains render some roads impassable but positively impact on water recharging and pasture...
22 Oct 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by OCHA in New York. It covers the period 14-21 October. The next report will be issued on 28 October. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • On 16 October, Kenyan armed forces moved into Somalia...
27 Sep 2011 description
report IRIN
AST POKOT/TURKANA, 27 September 2011 (IRIN) - Flash floods in northwest Kenya are hampering the delivery of emergency relief aid to thousands of pastoralists hard hit by a severe drought there, say officials. "East Pokot, with a population of over 300,000 people who rely on relief food, is the...
07 Sep 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 29 August to 6 September 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 13 September 2011. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES IGAD predicts good rains for the...
22 Aug 2011 description
Current food security outcomes and classification • Results from the national long rains assessment indicate that the total food insecure population in Kenya is 3.7 million people. An estimated 1.4 million people are at Emergency levels (IPC Phase 4) and are unable to meet basic needs because...