Other recent blog entries
30 Jul 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Judy Munge, from Caritas Kenya, reports from East Pokot, an arid area of Kenya that was severely affected by the drought that gripped East Africa in 2011.
Tags: East Africa, East Africa appeal, East Africa Crisis Appeal, Kenya, Horn of | No comments
27 Mar 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
Back in February I had the opportunity to visit our program in Malindi with Mary Wachira, our Program Officer in the Nairobi office, Kenya. Over the last three years, Mary has been visiting the communities involved in the program regularly. "The fact that they can now afford a smile, this says everything,” Mary told me. By Siobhan Jordan, Caritas Australia Program Officer, Africa & Latin America.
Tags: community, Kenya, sub-saharan Africa, Poverty relief | No comments
13 Oct 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Ken Hackett, President of CRS (Caritas USA), spoke about the current drought crisis affecting millions across the Horn of Africa at a press conference held in Rome on 7 October, 2011.
Tags: famine, CRS, humanitarian aid, Kenya, Relief | No comments
15 Sep 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
On Monday, September 12, 2011, a huge fire broke out along the Lunga Lunga Road between Nairobi city centre and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Industrial Area, in which at least 100 people mainly from the Surrounding Sinai slums lost their lives and at least one hundred more were admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital, many with serious burns.
Tags: Fire, humanitarian aid, Kenya, Relief, Emergency | No comments
22 Aug 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
As the food crisis across East Africa intensifies, the Caritas network has made a five-year commitment to help thousands of Somali refugees in the soon-to-be opened Kambioos extension to the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
Tags: East Africa Crisis Appeal, famine, Kenya, UNHCR, Emergency | No comments
17 Aug 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
We met Elella in the town of Lokitaung, around 50km on the Kenyan side of the Ethiopian border. She had come to the town to try to sell charcoal. Every day she walks 5km to Lokitaung in a desperate attempt to earn money.
Tags: famine, help, appeal, Kenya, food crisis | No comments
15 Aug 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Joanne Thomas, Program Coordinator for Caritas Australia's Humanitarian Emergency Group, speaks of the current situation affecting millions in East Africa's drought and food crisis.
Tags: East Africa Crisis Appeal, famine, international aid, Kenya, food crisis | No comments
13 Aug 2011 | Blog | Africa | Emergency Relief
Alistair Dutton, Caritas Internationalis' humanitarian director, explains why the Caritas network is focusing on harvesting and storing water in aid relief efforts for the East Africa drought crisis.
Tags: Ethiopia, humanitarian aid, Kenya, Relief, Horn of Africa | No comments
11 Aug 2011 | Blog | Long-term Development
Built by the Caritas network as part of the Katangi Food Security Project in 2008, the Kwa Kivanga dam has been a huge success. Here in the village of Kalele in southern Kenya, where locals often walk for hours each day to collect water from distant sources, the hand-dug dam helped trap 21,000 cubic meters of rainwater within an easy walk of nearby villages.
Tags: famine, help, Aid relief, humanitarian aid, Kenya | No comments
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