Since March 1st 2010, the long rains have been pounding most parts of Kenya resulting in flood situations in parts of the Kenya. The floods have claimed 56 lives country wide; over 9,135 house holds have since been displaced and over 90,000 persons affected.
The Data Exchange Platform for the Horn of Africa is an inter-agency initiative of the UN and other humanitarian organizations operating in the Horn of Africa. It was launched in 2002 to meet mission-critical data and services and increase information base for humanitarian,
Despite the efforts to strengthen surveillance and scale up immunization, the country has suffered a second setback following confirmation of four Polio cases in Turkana North district. The first two cases were picked up in the neighbourhood of Lokichoggio in the last week of February 2009. The two additional cases were picked up in the same district in the first week of March 2009. All have tested positive for Polio virus and are reported to have similar characteristic with polio virus circulating in Sudan