Horn-of-Africa

Incidents de sécurité à Dadaab au Kenya

July 4, 2012
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Guy Des Aulniers, chargé de programme pour les secours d'urgence

Développement et Paix appuie le projet Kambioos WASH (Water Sanitation & Hygiene) en collaboration avec Catholic Relief Services (CRS) à la frontière du Kenya et de la Somalie. Kambioos est un des camps de réfugiés faisant partie du complexe de camps de réfugiés de Dadaab – le plus grand au monde. Depuis quelques jours une vague d’incidents de sécurité sont survenus et CRS nous a fait parvenir les informations suivantes :

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Somali Refugee Response - Security Issues

July 3, 2012
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Guy Des Aulniers, Program Officer for Emergency Relief

Development and Peace is funding the Kambioos WASH (Water Sanitation & Hygiene) project with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) at the border of Somalia in Kenya. Kambioos is one of the refugee camps in the Dadaab refugee complex – the biggest refugee camp in the world. There has been a rash of security incidences over the past few days and we received this update from CRS:

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Corne de l'Afrique : Rapport de la première étape

June 7, 2012
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Kelly Di Domenico, agente de communications

Il y a près d’un an, une sécheresse dans la Corne de l’Afrique rendait des millions de personnes vulnérables à la famine. En réponse, Développement et Paix a lancé un appel aux dons permettant de recueillir plus de 7 millions $ pour les secours d’urgence. Le mois de juin marque la fin de la première phase...

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Horn of Africa: Phase One Progress Report

June 7, 2012
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Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

It was almost a year ago that a drought in the Horn of Africa put millions of people at risk of hunger. In response, Development and Peace launched an appeal that raised over $7 million for relief efforts. This June marks the end of the first phase...

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Water, please!

February 12, 2012
by 
Guy Des Aulniers, Program Officer for Emergency Relief

Following the 2011 drought, Caritas Kenya launched an emergency appeal for 14 of the country's 25 dioceses. Over the past four days, I have visited projects in three of those dioceses.

De l’eau, s’il-vous-plaît !

February 12, 2012
by 
Guy Des Aulniers, chargé de programme pour les secours d'urgence

Après la sécheresse de 2011, Caritas Kenya a lancé un appel d’urgence pour 14 des 25 diocèses du pays. Au cours des quatre derniers jours, j’ai visité des projets dans trois de ces diocèses.

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Emergency relief and the media

February 7, 2012
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Guy Des Aulniers, Program Officer for Emergency Relief

"The media have prevented humanitarian organizations from being strategic." The judgment is harsh. It is from Overtoun Omgezulu, regional emergency relief coordinator for the Horn of Africa at Trocaire. He saw the media parade through the region during the summer of 2011. Media pressure forced the organizations to spend money quickly so as to justify the use of the funds sent in. Otherwise, they were afraid that they would face accusations by the public.

Médiatisation et urgence

February 7, 2012
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Guy Des Aulniers, chargé de programme pour les secours d'urgence

« Les médias ont empêché les organisations humanitaires d’être stratégiques ». Le jugement est fort. Il est d’Overtoun Omgezulu, coordonnateur régional de l’urgence pour la Corne de l’Afrique chez Trocaire. Celui-ci a vu les médias défiler au cours de l’été 2011. La pression médiatique a forcé les organisations à dépenser rapidement de manière à justifier l’utilisation des fonds acheminés. Sinon, elles avaient peur d’être accusées sur la place publique.

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Karibu!

February 6, 2012
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Guy Des Aulniers, Program Officer for Emergency Relief

I knew Nairobi for having passed through it, many times, when I was heading for Rwanda or Burundi. I always stayed downtown, just for a night, before taking off again. I’ve been in town for just 24 hours but this time the situation is different. I’m staying outside the city, in the Westlands district, 15 minutes from downtown at the All Africa Council of Churches. It's an upscale neighbourhood, far away from the monster downtown traffic jams. What do I mean by monster? At rush hour—meaning anytime between 8 AM and 7 PM—a 15-minute trip can take two hours!

Here we go again!

February 5, 2012
by 
Guy Des Aulniers, Program Officer for Emergency Relief

By the time you read this, I'll already be in Kenya. This mission is a follow-up to our activities in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa. Last November, we visited Ethiopia. At the time, I was traveling with Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer, and Danielle Gobeil, Deputy Director of the International Programs Department. Sad to say, this time I'll be traveling alone.