Between May and July 2018, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) carried out an Enhanced Market Analysis (EMA) in Turkana, Marsabit, Isiolo, Baringo, Samburu, and Kitui counties (Figure 2), Kenya in advance of a FY19 FFP-funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA), which is anticipated to include a mix of Title II and Community Development Funds.
Wednesday,16 January 2019, Nairobi: Humanitarian support to victims affected by the Riverside attack remain ongoing where the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) and other humanitarian actors continue to work with the government to attend to families that have been affected by the unfortunate incident.family searching
Increased seasonal rainfall is forecast to relieve dryness throughout southern Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
An erratic rainfall distribution since the Short-Rains season has caused dryness in Somalia,
Ethiopia, and Kenya.
Continued below average rainfall since October has resulted in widespread dryness throughout southern Africa.
Poor rainfall has led to anomalous dryness across Madagascar. Heavy rainfall forecast later this month is expected to provide relief.
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Carter Center, partners go all out to solve infections in animals
ATLANTA — Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million human cases annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia.
WASHINGTON - The deadly al-Shabab attack that rocked a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi Tuesday, killing 14 civilians, including one American, is seen by many experts as a signal of resilience by the Islamist militant group that has been battling U.S.-backed forces in East Africa for years.
15 December 2018: On the road between Ouagadougou and BoboDioulasso, a Canadian aid worker traveling to Togo for a humanitarian project with the organisation Zion’Gaia went missing.
No further details specified. Source: aOuaga
24 December 2018: In Kinindo commune, Bujumbura Mairie province, Burundian soldiers arrested an employee of the NGO Handicap International while he was at a bar. There is no indication as to why he was arrested. Source: SOS Averages Burundi
The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:
16 JANUARY 2019
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President José Singer Weisinger (Dominican Republic):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack in Nairobi on 15 January 2019 which caused numerous deaths and injuries.
By Siddharth Chatterjee
Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 2019 (IPS) - On 15 January 2019, terror struck Nairobi’s 14 Riverside Drive.
Kenya is in mourning following a senseless act on innocent and defenseless civilians by individuals preoccupied with contemptible and misplaced ideology; who hope to intimidate others through violent acts of terror. Like in their other past attempts, they have failed, and Kenya remains unbowed.
by Nita Bhalla | @nitabhalla | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Accommodation in Nairobi, where LGBT+ refugees were forced to flee after attacks at a camp, was criticised as unsanitary and crowded
NAIROBI, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ refugees in Kenya on Friday accused the United Nations of failing to provide adequate shelter and protection after they were forced to flee attacks at a refugee camp and relocated to an abandoned school on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi.
Following a deadly terrorist attack in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, on Tuesday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the UN General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, condemned the act and said they stand in solidarity with the Kenyan people.
Expressing “total solidarity with the people, the Government, and the President of Kenya”, Mr. Guterres condemned “the horrible terrorist act,” during a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
Monaco, le 15 janvier 2019 - Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) et le Gouvernement Princier ont signé un accord de partenariat afin de créer le premier fonds d’impact consacré à l’éducation en Afrique. Lancé à l’horizon 2020, il aura pour objectif de répondre aux enjeux d’accès, d’équité, de qualité et d’adéquation de l’éducation en Afrique.
LE PREMIER FONDS D’IMPACT DÉDIÉ À L’ÉDUCATION SUR LE CONTINENT AFRICAIN
According to the World Meteorological Organization, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 were the four hottest years on record since 1880 (NOAA, 2018; WMO, 2018). Such rising temperatures are expected to affect agricultural systems significantly and also strain food production (WEF, 2018). It is critical for the 2.5 billion people worldwide depending on agriculture and its subsectors – i.e. crop, livestock, fisheries and forestry − as their main source of livelihoods (FAO, 2017).
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
Security Incidents and Access Constraints
Central African Republic
Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes likely to be widespread due to below-average short rains season
Cash transfer programmes have become a standard component of humanitarian responses. This research explores how to optimise them from a user perspective, based on a better understanding of recipients’ preferences, expectations, and satisfaction levels at various points of interaction with individual cash programmes and delivery mechanisms. This report is based on evidence collected in Kenya and Iraq. Please refer to the separate country case studies for more information: cashjourneys.net