- IFRC: Kenya Drought Emergency Appeal Preliminary final report n° MDRKE030
- FEWS NET: Kenya Food Security Outlook - October 2015 to March 2016
- UNHCR Kenya Kakuma Operational Update, 1-14 Oct 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Govt. Kenya: El Niño Response Plan Oct 2015-Jan 2016 by the Multi Sectoral Task Force
- Govt. Kenya: El Niño contingency plan 2014-2018
Homa Bay, Kenya | AFP | Monday 11/30/2015 - 03:12 GMT
by Cyril BELAUD
Between plantations of bananas, mangoes and avocados, a small group of men trek along paths freshly carved out by the November rains on a mission to inform and educate in an area of western Kenya where AIDS remains rife.
In Homa Bay, a remote rural region on the southern shores of Lake Victoria, AIDS is a major problem with studies showing that one in four people are HIV-positive.
11/29/2015 - 08:31 GMT
by Jan HENNOP
The International Criminal Court staved off a veiled African-led threat to quit the world's only permanent war crimes court, but experts say that has come at the expense of justice for the victims of mass atrocities.
Tensions flared last week at the nine-day Assembly of States Parties (ASP) over Kenya, which is embroiled in a bitter tussle with the ICC over efforts to prosecute its two top leaders, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
Nakuru County Public Health Officer said the cases were not attributable to El Niño and that initial investigations indicated it was an issue of hygiene.
By MACHARIA MWANGI
Three cholera cases have been confirmed at Kasarani area in Gilgil constituency, Nakuru County.
The victims were members of the same family, according to the Nakuru County Public Health Officer Samuel King’ori.
He, however, said the cases were not attributable to El Niño, saying initial investigations indicated it was an issue of hygiene.
County Police Commander John Omusanga said seven other passengers were still missing and search and recovery was ongoing.
The accident occurred on Friday at about 6.30 pm after the driver of the minibus christened “Gweth Ruoth” (God’s blessing) heading to Nyandiwa drove across the flooded bridge.
By MAURICE KALUOCH
By ALEX NJERU
By ELISHA OTIENO
At least 12 people are feared dead after a mini-bus carrying more than 30 passengers was washed away by raging floods at Agolo Muok Bridge along the border of Migori and Homa Bay counties.
A new MSF study shows that 50% of AIDS inpatients in Homa Bay hospital, Kenya, are failing their treatment. At a time when even more people are supposed to start ART, the study finds that patients need greater support during their life-long treatment. This includes appropriate counseling, early detection of treatment failures and improved hospital care.
Harare / Paris – A study by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stresses the need for continuous support to HIV-positive people under antiretroviral therapy (ART), including at hospital level.
The concerted campaign of political interference by the Kenyan government with the judicial independence of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Assembly of State Parties this week is a shocking indictment of the lengths the country will go to deny justice to the victims of horrific crimes committed during the post-election violence of 2008, said Amnesty International today.
Two boys drowned on Thursday while hundreds of people were displaced as heavy rains continued to pound many parts of the country.
An eight-year-old boy was yesterday swept away by floods at Kiramwok in Bomet County while swimming in Chepkositonik River with five friends. The body is yet to be retrieved.
According to Bomet Deputy Governor Stephen Mutai, the deceased was a Standard One pupil at Kiramwok Primary School.
The incident brings to three the number of people who have died in the last one week in the region as a result of heavy rains.
JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK, 27 November 2015 – The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, according to new data released today by UNICEF.
AIDS is the number one cause of death among adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally. Among HIV-affected populations, adolescents are the only group for which the mortality figures are not decreasing.
In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the highest prevalence, girls are vastly more affected, accounting for 7 in 10 new infections among 15-19 year olds.
Tuva Raanes Bogsnes (25.11.2015)
NRC has received the verdict in the court case related to the attack and kidnapping in Dadaab, Kenya in June 2012.
Oslo District Court has awarded Steve Dennis compensation for financial and non-financial loss of NOK 4.4 million. The court found that NRC was grossly negligent in regards to the safe-guarding of staff during the visit of the Secretary General in Dadaab in 2012.
Despite commitments by both parties in South Sudan to adhere to the peace agreement, fighting and violence continues to affect humanitarian access and result in displacement of people within the country and across borders into neighbouring countries.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MAY 2016
Flooding risks continue to be elevated in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania
Africa Weather Hazards
Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above-normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed in mid-November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
Plan International is responding to the needs of children as the impacts of the weather phenomenon El Niño worsen. In the Horn of Africa, where the impact is severe, it’s not just food that’s running out - it’s time.
Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, are expected to be worst affected, leaving children at risk of death, malnutrition, trauma and emotional distress.
Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 - UNICEF
NEW YORK/LUSAKA, Zambia, 26 November 2015 – If current levels persist, the total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050, according to a UNICEF report released at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, today.
London, 25 November 2015 (IRIN) - In a case with far-reaching implications for security in the aid industry, a court in Oslo has found the Norwegian Refugee Council guilty of gross negligence in its handling of the kidnapping of Steve Dennis and three other staff members in Dadaab, Kenya in 2012.
One of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises continues to unfold in South Sudan. After more than 20 months of fighting, a peace agreement was signed in August, but there is still no sign of peace in the country.
More than 2.2 million people are displaced due to the civil war. They have fled both within South Sudan and to neighbouring countries. The majority of refugees are children.
Despite some increase in precipitation, several regions experience strengthening dryness in southern Africa.
Heavy rains sustain the risk of flooding throughout parts of Kenya and northern Tanzania.
1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
On estime que 15,8 millions de personnes sont désormais sous traitement contre le VIH, soit deux fois plus qu’il y a cinq ans, tandis que les pays adoptent la Stratégie d’accélération à l’aide de données permettant d’affiner la prestation des services de prévention et de traitement du VIH afin d’atteindre les personnes laissées pour compte
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster