- UNHCR - Building on the foundation: Formative Evaluation of the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Transition Process in Kenya
- Cholera Situation Report in Kenya as of 5th May 2015
- Eastern Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin March-April 2015
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Five more children died at the Kakamega County Referral Hospital on Thursday night following a malaria outbreak in the region.
This brings to a total of 12, the number of children who have died at the hospital in the past week since the outbreak. Already, nearly 100 people have been admitted to the hospital.
The children were receiving treatment following an outbreak of malaria, which had earlier killed seven children.
HIGHLIGHTS - Since April 2015, UNHCR has been providing over 110 satellite phone call services to some of the South Sudanese displaced in the Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Wau (Western Bahr el Ghazal State) helping families restore contact with their relatives among four of South Sudan's ten states. These satellite calls help IDPs to talk with their families across conflict frontlines and to discover family members they thought were killed in the conflict. Each family is provided with a ten minute time slot, with UNHCR personnel supervising at both ends.
WFP requires USD 43 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.
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Take hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing a war. Shelter them for 24 years in a camp in Kenya run by the United Nations. And offer different opportunities than they might have had if they'd stayed in Somalia.
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As at 28 May 2015, Kakuma had received 45,924 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 24 May, 183,839 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.
here’s a lot that entrepreneurs in the nutrition sector can learn from each other, but it’s not always easy to find out who’s doing what.
GAIN’s Community of Practice (CoP) helps entrepreneurs, investors and organisations working in agriculture and nutrition to share experiences, network, and find out about market opportunities that could improve the quality and accessibility of nutritious foods.
Medical Superintendent Austin Acheri said regional blood collection centres in neighbouring counties such as Kisumu and Eldoret did not have enough stocks.
She said the hospital had a shortage of blood groups compatible with samples obtained from the patients. As a result, there was a delay in carrying out blood transfusions to save the lives of the children.
The project is supported by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) under the USAID funded Resilience for Economic Growth in Arid Lands- Improved Resilience (REGAL-IR) program. Prior to the project Paulina did not possess suﬃcient knowledge about the beneﬁts of feeding her grandchild a more balanced diet. This is a perspective which is widely shared among many of the mothers interviewed in the area. Part of the training provided included identifying the optimal age to start complementary feeding. This includes supplementing the child’s diet with energy, iron and vitamin A.
The reports are the product of longitudinal assessments of the management of elections in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with particular emphasis on each country’s EMB. They analyse the development of each country’s EMB over time, evaluating its strength and performance based on indices that are comparable to other similar bodies in the region. The studies provide an important context within which to review the evolution of EMBs in ongoing discussions about transforming the state through constitutional and legal reform.
28 May 2015, Nairobi/London: As violence and threats in the northeastern province of Kenya escalate, international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has evacuated 42 of its staff from Dadaab refugee camps to Nairobi. The precautionary measure has already had a direct impact on MSF’s ability to provide much-needed medical care to the mainly Somali refugees in Dadaab.
This technical note provides a synthesis of findings from national assessments of F2F extension programs in Cameroon, Kenya and Malawi (Franzel et al., 2014; Tsafack et al., 2014; Kundlande et al, 2014), a survey of lead farmers in Cameroon and Malawi (Khaila et al., 2015; Tsafack et al., 2015), supplemented by a prior survey of lead farmers in Kenya (Kiptot and Franzel 2014) as well as other studies. In total, representatives of 84 organizations using the approach (26-30 organizations per country) were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire.
Beneficial rainfall in the driest regions of Ethiopia and Djibouti; little rainfall for eastern areas of the Horn of Africa.
Moisture surpluses emerge in far western portions of the Western Africa region, while deficits remain to the east.
27 May 2015: MSF can confirm that following a series of recent incidents in the area of Dadaab, 40 staff members have been relocated to Nairobi. This is a preventive measure which will unfortunately have a direct impact on our ability to provide much-needed medical assistance to refugees. Two out of four health posts have already been closed as a result, and some medical services, such as antenatal care, have been suspended. MSF will continue to evaluate the situation, hoping that security in the camps for the refugees and our staff can be assured.
Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.
Five people were killed and at least 10 injured after pastoralists from two communities clashed over water in Attan, Isiolo County, on Tuesday.
The pastoralists from Turkana and Samburu communities engaged in a nine-hour gun battle at a watering point in Attan.
Isiolo Deputy Commissioner Julius Maiyo confirmed that the four died at the scene while the wounded were taken to Isiolo Level Four Hospital. A fifth body was found at the scene Wednesday morning.
Mr Maiyo said security officers have been deployed to the area to avoid further clashes.
Kenya has undergone a secession of poor rainy seasons, with the last good rainfall seasonal pattern having occurred in 2013. The Long rains season of 2015 performed poorly in the beginning of the season but picked up in most parts of the country by end of April.
However, pockets in Northern– and Northeastern pastoral zones (parts of Marsabit, Wajir and Isiolo) have received below normal rains and are of special concern as well as pockets in Kitui.
At least 100 children under five have also been admitted to the hospital.
“We have talked all to nurses who were away to resume duty due to the high number of children being admitted each day,” he said Tuesday.
“I call on patients to utilise the drugs we have given them and those who feel symptoms persisting should not hesitate to pay us a visit,” he added.
By BENSON AMADALA
In Garissa, Mandera and Wajir more than 1,000 non-indigenous teachers have refused to return to work since January for fear of terrorist attacks.
More than 200 students of Garissa Teachers Training College have sought transfers following the killing of 148 students and workers at Garissa University College in April.
Knut boycotted Tuesday’s meeting, saying it was a waste of time as it had no specific agenda.