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French to English: Nonprofit Work General field: Social Sciences Detailed field: International Org/Dev/Coop
Source text - French Contexte et situation humanitaire au Kenya
Le pays se relève mal des violences électorales de janvier 2008, et est déstabilisé par la crise chez son voisin somalien (le camp de réfugiés, majoritairement somaliens, de Dadaab, a vu sa population passer de 170 000 à 283 000 personnes en novembre 2009). Après une fin d’année 2008 où le gouvernement avait déclaré l’état d’urgence en matière de sécurité alimentaire, 2009 aura vu la sécheresse frapper le nord du pays. Les précipitations de la saison des pluies étant estimées à 20% de leur niveau normal. Seulement un quart des moissons habituellement produites ont été récoltées, et plus de 100 000 têtes de bétail sont mortes. Les taux de malnutrition aiguë globale (GAM) ont atteint de 15 % à 25% dans les zones affectées. Enfin, le choléra continue à frapper l’ouest du pays (Kisumu) et le nord-Est (Moyale, Mandera).
Translation - English Background and humanitarian situation in Kenya
The country was wracked with electoral violence in January 2008, and is destabilized by the crisis in neighboring Somalia (the refugee camp, mostly Somali, Dadaab, saw its population grow from 170,000 to 283,000 people in November 2009). At year’s end in 2008, when the government declared a state of emergency regarding food security, 2009 has seen the drought hitting the northern region. Rainy season precipitation is being estimated at 20% of normal levels. Only one quarter of the harvest usually produced was harvested, and more than 100,000 cattle have died. The rate of global acute malnutrition (GAM) has reached 15% to 25% in the affected areas. Finally, cholera continues to hit the west (Kisumu) and north-east (Moyale, Mandera).
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