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Malawi

Situation Report: Malawi Earthquake

A series of earthquakes hit the Karonga district in northern Malawi between December 6 and December 12, 2009. One of the earthquakes registered 5.8 on Richter scale and completely razed many houses. More than 16,500 people have been affected…

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News and Press Release
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PDA
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21 Mar 2011

Sudan

Situation Report Update Darfur, Sudan: Darfur must not become a forgotten emergency

By Claire Kirk Darfur is in danger of becoming a forgotten emergency, according to Nyika Musiyazwiriyo, the outgoing Head of Programs for the joint ACT/Caritas Darfur Program. "Darfur is slipping from our minds," explains Nyika. "Funding for humanitarian work in the…

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News and Press Release
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PDA
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21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Situation report: Kenya famine

Earlier this year, the government of Kenya declared a famine and issued an international appeal for food assistance. The government said 10 million Kenyans, out of a population of 37 million, were experiencing serious food insecurity. The food insecurity stems…

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News and Press Release
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PDA
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21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Situation report: Kenya famine and drought

Situation Many Kenyans are suffering extreme drought-caused food shortages. Without immediate intervention and assistance, assessments indicate that starvation in parts of Kenya will become a reality. Reasons for the lack of food are many and varied. Violence followed the disputed presidential…

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News and Press Release
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PDA
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21 Mar 2011

Malawi

Situation report update - Foods resource bank project in Malawi

Background In 2002, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) responded to a silent crisis - famine in Southern Africa. PDA was successful in working with the Presbyterian Church in Malawi provide hope to people of the region affected by drought through a…

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News and Press Release
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PDA
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21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Kenya: Situation report - Civil conflict in Mt. Elgon

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, working in cooperation with our partner the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA), is providing needed assistance to families displaced by the long-standing land dispute in the Mt. Elgon district of Western Kenya. The long-standing dispute over…

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News and Press Release
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PDA
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21 Mar 2011

Sudan

Situation report: Sudan floods

Sudan is one of the most vulnerable and disaster-prone countries in Africa. In addition to civil conflict, most notably at this time in Darfur, Sudan has been affected by both drought and floods in recent years. Heavy rains at…

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News and Press Release
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PDA
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21 Mar 2011

Sudan

Situation report update: Sudan - May 2006

A peace agreement between the government of Sudan and the Sudan Liberation Movement, the largest of Darfur's three rebel groups, was signed on Friday, May 5, 2006. The agreement calls for the disbanding of government-backed "Janjaweed" militias. The Janjaweed is…

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News and Press Release
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PDA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Thousands in camps in northeastern Kenya in need of assistance

Outside the town of El Wak, on the Kenya-Somalia border, more than 200 families are living in makeshift camps, waiting for assistance. Four months ago the camp did not even exist. Everyone in the camp is there for the same…

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News and Press Release
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PDA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Situation report: Kenya drought and famine - 24 Jan 2006

The food-security situation in the arid and semi-arid regions of northern Kenya is deteriorating due to a lack of adequate rain from October to December 2005. An estimated 2.5 million people require emergency food aid (at 100 percent food…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
PDA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011