New survey reveals alarming malnutrition rates in Turkana, East Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, and West Pokot
Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available.
The warning comes as results from joint nutrition assessments conducted by the County Departments of Health and UNICEF, and nine aid organisations working on the ground— including Save the Children—are revealed.
New case study about how the People First Impact Method (P-FIM) can facilitate the implementation of the CHS
Berlin / Nairobi – A new SMART Survey compiled by the Kenyan Ministry of Health as well as the UN and non-governmental organizations shows critical levels of acute malnutrition in Turkana. The trend indicates a worsening situation compared to June 2016 and January 2017. High level of severe malnutrition noted across the sub counties with Turkana South at 12%, summarize the experts of the SMART Survey.
WHO classified German Johanniter International Assistance in the category EMT 1 mobile
Frankfurt / Berlin – Johanniter International Assistance was successfully classified as Emergency Medical Team 1 mobile (EMT 1 mobile) by the World Health Organization (WHO). Johanniter is the first team worldwide classified in this category and also the first non-governmental organisation having passed this process.
Five years into a conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, conditions confronting civilians in Syria continue to deteriorate, particularly for children and youth. Warring parties continue to violate UN Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian law by deliberately and wantonly attacking civilians and civilian infrastructure, including homes, markets, schools and hospitals leaving a deadly legacy of Unexploded Ordnance.