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Climate change and resulting weather extremes threaten the lives of millions of children worldwide.  The security of water sources are increasingly threatened, investments in WASH infrastructure is lost & the lives of millions of children are at risk. The impacts of the 2017 drought in Kenya were exacerbated by the high proportion of non-functional rural […]

The drought situation in Somalia was reminiscent of the conditions preceding the 2010 –2011 famine crisis. In that period lack of rainfall, failed harvests, political conflict and poor accountability of the government to the population all led to severe food insecurity. It is estimated that the deaths of between 242,300 and 272,690 people were directly […]

The work was to develop a strategy for integrated WASH Nutrition for Action Against Hunger (and the wider WASH cluster) in South Sudan that was expected to guide programming for a period of 3 years. In the highly dynamic socio-political situation in the country, strategies were re-examined and revised at regular intervals. The strategy was […]

NCHC Conducted a comparative case study on famine-risk emergency context in the  4 countries to identify practical recommendations and best practices. Data systems have an emphasis on the reliability and validity of data leaving out analysis. What data is missing? Why is data missing? What to do about missing data? And how best to manage […]

CHC conducted a comparative case study on famine-risk emergency context in Nigeria and identified practical recommendations and best practices.  This research analyzed political constraints and factors constraining the linkage between information, analysis and action to develop better practice to protect the independence of analysis underpinning declarations of famine or other severe humanitarian emergencies. The Objectives […]

This was a consultancy project, commissioned by ReDSS (Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat), a coordination and information hub that stimulates forward-thinking and policy development on durable solutions for displaced affected communities in East and Horn of Africa. The objective of this consultancy was to develop ReDSS comprehensive knowledge management and capacity development strategy using various learning […]

Director of CHC, Nancy Balfour, worked in partnership with Mercy Corps Kenya to develop a strategy for their programming in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya. This was a contributory framework to the overall country program and was intended to be implemented using a resilience approach and adapted to the risk context in […]

CHC with partners, Global Emergency Group (GEG), carried out an interactive and iterative evaluation alongside UNICEF’s response to the 2018/17 drought in Kenya, closely monitoring program activities throughout six counties severely impacted by the drought.  Over a time period of six months, and through a combination of thorough desk review and a series of extensive […]

Somalia WASH sector is operating in an extremely complex environment where socio-economic, environmental and political factors place WASH actors under tremendous pressure. Somalia is a water-scarce country but it is also a country at war with collapsed infrastructure, limited sector governance and low availability of skilled. The WASH sector has been dominated by short duration […]

Responding to the current crisis in South Sudan is one of the world’s most challenging humanitarian operations. The country has been unstable since its independence from Sudan in 2011, with conflict— primarily between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLA-IO)—driving insecurity. The conflict escalated in December 2013 and spiked again in July 2016. These increases led directly to displacement and a rapid deterioration in the food security, health, and nutritional status of the affected populations. In February 2017, theGovernment of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) declared a famine in two counties in Unity State, based on an analysis conducted by the Integrated Phase Classification Technical Working Group (IPCTWG).

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