Tag: Kenya

Alert! Kenya: Cholera Outbreak – 2015 – 2016


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On 3 February 2015, the Director of Medical Services in Kenya issued a cholera outbreak alert following an increase in cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) in several counties in the country. (IFRC, 23 May 2015) A cholera outbreak has affected 21 out of 47 counties since December […]

Farmers get SMS tool to check on weather


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The UK government has launched a project in the Rift Valley and Western in which farmers will get updates on weather through the SMS. The platform known as Western Wiser Project is expected to benefit more than 300,000 farmers. It is being piloted in Trans Nzoia, Siaya, Kisumu […]

Part 2: When the climate crisis leaves millions suffering


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By Unelker Maoga “Kenya has been forced to redefine water as a scarce commodity rather than a basic need. What scares the most out of and me other fellow citizens is our inability to solve the situation. To a large extent, the power to mitigate climate change does […]

Part 1: A Voice From the Front Lines of El Niño in Kenya


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Posted 18 February 2016 11:35 GMT In the arid and dry region of Isiolo in Kenya, a new irrigation scheme has been set up to help communities to learn and adopt new ways and to find an alternative to livestock keeping in order to diversify sources of income to […]

Hunger Rises in Somalia as El Nino Floods Loom


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Reuters  Sep. 01, 2015 NAIROBI: The number of Somalis in hunger has risen in the past six months, the United Nations said Monday, predicting a further spike as the Horn of Africa nation braces itself for the worst flooding in decades. Following a poor cereal harvest caused by […]

How Nairobi Residents Should Prepare for El-Nino


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Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero has asked property owners and residents to take urgent measures to mitigate the effects of the impending El Nino rains that are expected to be worse than the 1997 ones. Kidero has issued a notice advising property owners and residents in Nairobi on […]

Experts say rains being experienced indicate onset of anticipated El Niño rains


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  By MUCHEMI WACHIRA More by this Author Light showers came down over the weekend in Nairobi and its environs, with weather experts saying they were an indication that El Niño rains had started. “It is likely that El Niño has now begun,” Mr Samuel Mwangi, the deputy […]