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24 Nov 2014 description

This month’s issue focuses on rebel violence in central Africa’s DR-Congo, on-going and escalating volatility in Libya, prospects of peace in Mali as talks continue apace in Algeria, and a review of electoral violence in Mozambique. A special focus topic highlights the dynamics, uses and patterns of remote violence such as that involving IEDs and landmines on the continent.

24 Nov 2014 description

By: Winnie Kamau, IFRC

With World Humanitarian Summit consultations for eastern and southern Africa having taken in October, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is preparing its contributions on issues it wishes to influence. In eastern Africa, that involves working with the Kenya Red Cross Society to conduct community consultations in the urban Mathare slums of Nairobi, and the rural Magarini slums in Malindi.

24 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, concluded a three-day mission to South Sudan, calling on all parties to the conflict to respect their ceasefire commitments, and urged for more international support to enable humanitarians to scale-up and expand critical aid operations.

  • The security situation in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal remained relatively calm, as community elders engaged the warring youth to defuse the tensions.

24 Nov 2014 description
Hoa - version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 77 000 000

24 Nov 2014 description

1. INTRODUCTION

Twic East County is located in Jonglei State, which is the largest state in South Sudan. The county is composed of five Payams namely: Pakeer, Ajuong, Nyuak, Lith and Kongor with an estimated population of 111,935 people1 (before the outbreak of violence that led to population displacement).

24 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

NEW YORK CITY, November 21, 2014 - A major new partnership between the World Bank Group and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will work to spur a transition to clean cooking for 100 million households, which still use inefficient cookstoves and solid fuels for cooking.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Sub-county administrator Titus Ekiru said a 12-year-old boy was among the dead following a fierce exchange of fire between the bandits and police reservists, who tried to repulse the invaders and recover the stolen livestock.
  • The raiders stole over 300 goats, heightening tension between Pokots and Turkanas.

By SAMMY LUTTA

Residents on the Turkana-Pokot border are living in fear after four of their own were killed in a village raid.

23 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

22 November 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the brutal killing of 28 people on a bus in Mandera, Kenya in the latest spate of terrorist violence to afflict the East African nation.

In a statement issued today by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban conveyed his “profound condolences” to the families of the victims while pledging the UN's “continuing support” to Kenya and the countries of the region “in their multidimensional efforts to address the scourge of terrorism.”

22 Nov 2014 description

Slow start to seasonal rainfall continues in Angola and Zambia, dryness remains in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania

  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.

22 Nov 2014 description

Garissa, Kenya | AFP | Saturday 11/22/2014 - 19:50 GMT

by Adow JUBAT

Somalia's Shebab Islamists on Saturday seized a bus in Kenya, executing 28 non-Muslim passengers in what they said was revenge for police raids on mosques in the troubled port of Mombasa.

"I can confirm... that 28 innocent travellers were brutally executed by the Shebab," regional police chief Noah Mwavinda told AFP.

22 Nov 2014 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Introduction

Following the heavy rains experienced since 14th November 2014 at Tana Delta, Bura and Hirimani Locations in Bura Division were among the area affected. The rains that were reported to last over 4 hours led to flash floods at Hirimani which is occasioned by flooding from the main canal situated near Bura Town.

The double effects of the heavy down pour and the overflowing waters from the canal resulted into heavy flooding in the surrounding villages.

22 Nov 2014 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Introduction

Following the conflict attack that broke out among the Pokot and Tukana communities in Kapedo two weeks ago, tension is still high in most areas.

KRCS Response

In response to the situation, 48 metric tons of food were procured targeting 46, 513 affected Households (HHs) in East Pokot and11, 856 in Turkana East. The targeting was done to provide food for a period of two weeks. The distribution begun on 17th November 2014, so far 11, 462 HHs have been reached.

22 Nov 2014 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Following the conflict attack that broke out among the Pokot and Tukana communities in Kapedo two weeks ago, tension is still high in most areas.

In response to the situation, 48 metric tons of food was procured targeting 58,369 Households (HHs), of which 46, 513HHs of East Pokot and 11,856 at Turkana East. The targeted communities were as a result of the recent attacks, which have been worsened due to the looming drought in area.

21 Nov 2014 description

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 21 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has sought to allay the concerns of hundreds of thousands of refugees facing food ration cuts in northern Kenya and stressed that these are not linked to the repatriation of Somalis.

"We call for calm in camps. The reduction of food rations is purely as a result of funding constraints and should not in any way be linked to the planned pilot project that will support refugees spontaneously returning to Somalia," Raouf Mazou, UNHCR's representative in Kenya, said in Nairobi this week.

21 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 20th November 2014, Kakuma had received 44,282 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,126. As at 16th November 177,070 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

21 Nov 2014 description

Contents

517 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2013
522 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Nigeria, January 2013–September 2014

Sommaire

517 Couverture de la vaccination systématique dans le monde en 2013
522 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite au Nigéria, janvier 2013-septembre 2014

21 Nov 2014 description
report Internews Network

Rose Nyala is a 44-year-old mother of two who has been living with HIV for the last 11 years. A teacher at Bomondo Church of God Primary School in Nyamira, Kenya, she has never regretted going public about her status.

Rose, who is on antiretroviral drugs, is in good health. Once every week, Rose holds a counselling session with Standard Seven and Eight pupils (ages 13 – 15) during their lunch break. She has devoted her life to highlighting the challenges facing AIDS orphans.

21 Nov 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Asman Kamama is the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Internal Security and Administration.

  • The military said soldiers had left the area before the alleged looting and harassment.

By WYCLIFF KIPSANG

A humanitarian crisis looms in Tiaty sub-county as food supplies are not reaching the area due to the ongoing bid to disarm villagers.

Security officers have erected road blocks, hindering food transportation.