In the wake of Kenya’s contested 2007 election, ethnic violence ripped through the country, killing over 1,000 and displacing as many as 600,000. Now Kenya is gripped by another disputed election, as the Supreme Court has annulled the recent Presidential election due to voting irregularities, with a new vote scheduled for October 17. And yet, while tensions remain high and some incidents of violence have occurred, it is nowhere near the levels seen in 2007. What has changed that has prolonged peace and stability in the intervening years?
The sudden influx of Syrian refugees put significant pressure on the already strained health services in Wasatyeh. As the health care service providers struggled to serve a 20% increase in population, the quality of services deteriorated and tensions in the community rose. Poorly equipped health centers started referring patients to the regional hospital, but those who could afford the transportation costs faced long waiting periods.
By Deborah Kafanikhale
The USDA-funded Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program, implemented by Global Communities (GC) since September 2014 in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi, facilitates agribusinesses to access markets and finance as a way of bolstering domestic, regional and international trade of agricultural products. In Malawi, the program targets grains, livestock and horticulture value chains.
The USAID Promoting Resiliency through Ongoing Participatory Engagement and Learning (PROPEL) program, implemented by Global Communities and Catholic Relief Services, is bringing together communities and strengthening their capacity to drive their own development through harnessing their own resources and supporting the implemention projects that address priority needs.
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Global Communities designed the 12-month Resiliency Assistance Program in Southern Syria (RAPSS) with the goal of saving lives, alleviating human suffering, and reducing the social and economic impact of the Syrian crisis on Southern Syrian communities and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dara’a and Quneitra governorates. RAPSS’ first objective prioritizes food security and livelihoods: Objective 1: Improved food security and livelihoods for conflict-affected households and farmers through the provision of seeds, tools, and fertilizer.
Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Global Communities is currently implementing a multi-sectoral relief program in northern Syria from its field offices in Dohuk and Erbil, Iraq.
Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Global Communities is providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in Northern Syria, and is an active participant in the UN clusters and technical working groups to support the Syria response.
Global Communities (GC) is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Global Communities’ Department of Humanitarian Assistance (HA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Yemen crisis, anchored in a field presence. Specifically, HA is responding directly in Yemen, intensifying Global Communities’ assistance to vulnerable Yemenis.