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6 December 2015 - 3:30pmAs the clouds formed thick and fast, Jane Anyango Adika, mother of eight, grew increasingly worried, hoping her home would not be flooded. It rained a lot that night in the Kano plains, which lie 380 km from the capital, Nairobi. She said: “At about 3 a.m. I felt my bed was getting wet, but I thought...
14 December 2012 - 10:01amThe United Nations today called for US$ 8.5 billion for aid agencies to help 51 million people cope with humanitarian emergencies in 2013. The Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) for next year, launched in Rome by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin...
14 June 2011 - 3:43pmAeneas Chuma, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Coordinator in Kenya, talks about the country’s intensifying drought, humanitarian financing and working with OCHA. Q: Recent reports state that, during this year, the number of people suffering from food insecurity in East Africa has...
2 February 2011ERC Amos is in Kenya to assess humanitarian challenges brought about by changing weather patterns and rapid urbanization and to stress the need for adequate measures to build community resilience and preparedness. Read more >> More on Kenya >>