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Surviving the Drought, and Preparing for the Next One

August 31, 2011— As you drive east from Nairobi, the Kenyan countryside becomes progressively drier. Long grass becomes yellow and eventually disappears. Bare, reddish soil is all you can see in the barren fields. This is…

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News and Press Release
Source:
UMCOR
Posted:
31 Aug 2011

Kenya + 2 more

World Bank to Contribute Millions to Help Kenya Withstand Drought

In response to the ongoing crisis in the Horn of Africa, the World Bank is planning to provide Kenya with tens of millions of dollars to improve the country's defenses against future droughts. The drought and famine…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
30 Aug 2011

Kenya

Reaching out to drought affected rural communities

Zeinab crouches on the floor of the straw hut, her hands shaking, eyes distant. Four of her young children hover listlessly around her. “I have fever,” she stammers to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) nutritionist,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
IFRC
Posted:
30 Aug 2011

Kenya

Situation in Kenya: Appeals Chamber confirms the admissibility of the cases

ICC-CPI-20110830-PR716 Today, 30 August 2011, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed Pre-Trial Chamber II’s decisions of 30 May 2011 on the admissibility of the cases The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono…

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News and Press Release
Source:
ICC
Posted:
30 Aug 2011

Kenya

Hungry families send children out to beg

MARSABIT, 30 August 2011 (IRIN) - Derrick*, 12, has left home and now lives on the dusty streets of northern Kenya's Marsabit town. His parents - who live in a village several miles away - could…

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News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
30 Aug 2011

Kenya + 1 more

Hunt for water turns desperate

Drought-hit Kenyans are resorting to desperate measures to find water which are putting their lives at risk, according to a Tearfund partner. The Turkana region is one of the worst affected by the lack of rain in…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Tearfund
Posted:
30 Aug 2011

Kenya + 1 more

IKEA Foundation gives $62 million for world's biggest refugee complex

GENEVA, 30 AUG 2011 - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees today announced a landmark $62 million donation from the IKEA Foundation geared towards expanding emergency relief for the thousands of people at the world’s largest…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
UNHCR
Posted:
30 Aug 2011

Kenya

Camps of Dadaab: "Focusing on the most vulnerable individuals"

Antoine Larochette, head of Handicap International’s emergency mission in Kenya, has been travelling across the camps of Dadaab for several weeks. In that time, he has witnessed a constant increase in the number of refugees arriving…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
HI
Posted:
29 Aug 2011

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