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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

Snapshot 16–22 July

oPT: 583 have been reported killed and over 100,000 displaced since Operation Protective Edge began on 8 July. There are urgent needs for essential drugs, shelter, water, and food assistance in the Gaza Strip, requiring greater humanitarian space.

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World + 6 others
No time to lose: New UNICEF data show need for urgent action on female genital mutilation and child marriage

LONDON/NEW YORK, 22 July 2014 – The UK Government and UNICEF are hosting today a first-ever Girl Summit to rally support for much faster progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.

UNICEF data released today show that while prevalence has decreased slightly over the past three decades, rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically, simply to offset population growth in the countries where the practices are most common.

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South Sudan + 3 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep 14– 20 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across South Sudan.

  • Number of refugees transported by IOM in Ethiopia passes the 150,000 mark.

  • Refugees travelling to Kenya continue to face insecurity along the way.

  • Uganda records an increase in refugee arrivals in this reporting period.

OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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Dangerous Talk in Kenya

Under-resourced commission struggles to curb dangerous rhetoric, which has increased following recent violence.

By Lilian Ochieng - International Justice - ICC
ACR Issue 393, 19 Jul 14

As the recent attacks on Kenya’s northern coast prompt an explosion of hate speech on the internet, the government body set up to deal with incitement says it is finding it hard to cope with the volume of work before it.

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Uganda + 2 others
Kenyan refugees cry for help to come back home

In Summary

  • She is one of an estimated 1,500 Kenyans living in the camp; these are the remnants of about 4,000 refugees who crossed into Uganda at the height of the 2007-2008 post-election violence that displaced at least 600,000 Kenyans. The ones who crossed the border had mostly fled from their homes in western Kenya, but many have since returned to their motherland.

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Mpeketoni Attack Situation Report (Sitrep 09) on 18th July 2014

Report
Kenya Red Cross

Introduction

It’s one month now since the fateful Sunday of 15th June 2014, when Mpeketoni Town in Lamu County, was attacked with unknown gunmen, leaving many households displaced and over 87 lives lost.

Current Situation Progress

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Curfew relaxed for Ramadhan prayers

In Summary

Muslims across the world are marking the period with fasting and prayers that require them to be at the mosque beyond the times stipulated by Mr Kimaiyo.

The curfew requires residents of the area to remain indoors between 6.30pm and 6.30am, from July 20 to August 20.

By FRED MUKINDA

Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo on Monday relaxed the curfew order in Lamu County following complaints from Muslims.

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Kenya police probe hate speech leaflets after port shootings

07/21/2014 14:44 GMT

MOMBASA, July 21, 2014 (AFP) - Kenyan police said Monday they were hunting gunmen who killed four people in an apparent ethnic revenge attack and dropped leaflets demanding minorities leave the port city of Mombasa.

"We are looking for them, we don't know who the attackers are and that is why we are urging the public to work closely with us," Mombasa police chief Robert Kitur said.

Agence France-Presse:

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Kenya + 1 other
Farmers in Marsabit get Sh70 million agricultural equipment

In Summary

  • The move is aimed at promoting farming, fishing and livestock rearing in a bid to improve food security.

  • 20 of the motorbikes were donated by the German International Cooperation for Development (GIZ).

  • Governor Yatani said his government had also bought seeds especially maize, beans and pigeon peas for distribution to the residents.

  • Food crops are mainly grown in Marsabit Central, Gadamoji, the Hurri hills and Uran.

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Kenya + 1 other
Envoy pledges Sh6bn growth plan for county

In Summary

  • British High Commissioner Christian Turner said the money would be disbursed over the next five years to boost food supply.

  • Britain would support 10,000 children in low-cost boarding schools to improve literacy.

The British Government will spend Sh6 billion on development projects in Turkana County.

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Armed men on a motorbike kill at least four in Mombasa: medic

07/20/2014 21:42 GMT

MOMBASA, July 20, 2014 (AFP) - At least four people were killed in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday in an attack by armed men on a motorbike, according to medical sources.

Another eight people were wounded in the shooting, said the same source.

Earlier, the police said there had been two fatalities.

"At 8:30 pm (1730 GMT) people on a motorbike shot and killed two people and injured two others in the area of Soweto," Mombasa's chief of police Robert Kitur told AFP.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 45 (as of 17 July 2014)

Highlights

● Assistance to 37,000 people in Nhialdu, northwest of Bentiu, Unity State was disrupted by fighting early this week.

● WASH partners continue to improve access to clean water and sanitation at Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, and health partners report a decrease in the Under-5 mortality rate there.

● New arrivals to the Bentiu site were as high as 50 families per day raising concerns of congestion in the site

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Kenyan coast tense, divided amid massacre whodunnit

07/19/2014 01:39 GMT

by Reuben KYAMA, Thomas MORFIN

NAIROBI, July 19, 2014 (AFP) - More than a month after attackers stormed into a Kenyan town and executed dozens of residents, lingering uncertainty over exactly who was responsible has left the coastal region nervous and divided.

The Shebab, Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked insurgents, were quick to claim responsibility for the string of gruesome massacres near the tourist island of Lamu, saying the 87 murdered by knives and gunfire were retaliation for Kenya's military presence in their country.

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Kenya + 1 other
Shebab claims deadly strike on Kenya bus

07/19/2014 19:25 GMT

NAIROBI, July 19, 2014 (AFP) - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed an attack on a bus near the Kenyan vacation island of Lamu in which seven people were killed.

The Kenyan Red Cross said five civilians and two police officers died late on Friday when armed men opened fire first on a bus, then on a car and a police vehicle, near the town of Witu, 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Lamu island.

Local authorities said four of the seven dead were police officers.

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Kenya + 1 other
UK tech companies deliver e-learning to Kenya’s marginalised girls

Avanti, sQuid, Whizz Education & Camara Education in UK aid partnership to improve education for over 25,000 girls and track impact of early, child and forced marriage.

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a ground-breaking strategic partnership with the private sector to deliver e-learning programmes in Kenya to thousands of marginalised girls.

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Kenya to pilot community-wide malaria treatments

Report
IRIN

KISUMU, 18 July 2014 (IRIN) - Kenya is experimenting with unconventional methods to tackle high malaria rates through the piloting of mass drug administration (MDA) - treating entire communities with anti-malarial drugs, regardless of whether they have the parasite.

The project is an initiative of the newly created Malaria Elimination Consortium of Western Kenya, founded in 2013 by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), and other partners, and is set to be rolled out at the beginning of next year.

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