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26 Jul 2016 description

NAIROBI, Kenya – At the invitation of H.E. Ambassador (Dr) Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, the Tripartite Commission for the Voluntary Repatriation of Somali Refugees living in Kenya met in Nairobi on 25 June 2016 to discuss the modalities of the repatriation process of Somali refugees to Somalia in the context of the Government of Kenya’s decision to close the Dadaab camps.

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP consulted stakeholders about the planned graduation of asset-creation households from cash transfers.

  • WFP held a ceremony to mark the handover of schools meals in Samburu to the national programme.

  • The tripartite commission announced that Dadaab refugee population will reduce by 150,000 people by the end of 2016. Refugees started settling in Kaloboyei integrated settlement.

26 Jul 2016 description

Climate change, exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon, has adversely affected the Horn of Africa, causing drought and famine, as it happened in 2011, when a severe drought struck the entire East African region, including Kenya, and caused a severe food crisis.

With the aim of reducing drought emergencies, ACTED Kenya has been implementing resilience projects in the most affected parts of Kenya, the arid and semi-arid lands, in the North of the country.

26 Jul 2016 description

UNHCR appeals for additional $115 million for voluntary return, reintegration of Somali refugees from Dadaab camp

Plan also includes the relocation of 31,000 refugees to Kakuma and verification of camp population

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

26 Jul 2016 description
report Voice of America

By Mohammed Yusuf

NAIROBI—

Two-thirds of Kenyans say they support closing the Dadaab refugee camp and sending all Somali refugees back home, a new survey shows.

In recent months, the Kenyan government has stated repeatedly it intends to close the camp in northeastern Kenya, which hosts more than 300,000 refugees, mostly from Somalia.

The United Nations has urged Kenya to reverse its decision, citing the difficulties Somalis will face if they are forced to return to an unstable country.

25 Jul 2016 description
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  • The cost of living in South Sudan sustained rising trends during the reporting month. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in June by 310% year-on-year, the highest in the world and historic ever recorded in the country. The recent fighting in Juba disrupted markets and trade, significantly reducing food availability and consequent remarkable increase in food prices in the capital to as high as 45-80% for legumes, 12-58% for cereals and up to 70-80% for fuel within one week following the cessation of hostilities.

25 Jul 2016 description
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Executive Summary

The 2016 Kenya Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Survey (CFSVA) aims to give the first 47-county overview of food security and nutrition in Kenya since the process of devolution began in 2013.

The data and analysis for the report is drawn from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS), which was designed to monitor and evaluate population and health situations in Kenya. It marks the first time that food security indicators have been included in any DHS survey.

25 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Due to resource shortfalls, WFP is prioritizing relief and curative nutrition programming for IDPs and recovery for drought affected communities. However, this means that WFP may be forced to significantly reduce seasonal safety programmes in the forthcoming lean season, risking an increase in the number of people classified in Stressed and Crisis status (IPC Phase 2&3) by the end of the year.

25 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

By Andrew Green

22 Jul 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.

22 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

847,964 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 June (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

266,916 Refugees in South Sudan

1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 27 June)

USD 573.4 M Requested by UNHCR for the situation

22 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

32,624 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015

17,000 Refugee returnees from Kenya since 8 December 2014

120,809 Evictions in Mogadishu since January 2015

591,224 New displacements since January 2015

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia (UNSOM), UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, local and international NGOs and Somali authorities at country and field levels in a joint effort to provide assistance and durable solutions to the people of Somalia.

22 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • In Angola, as of 15 July 2016 a total of 3682 suspected cases have been reported, of which 877 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 361, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 79 of 125 reporting districts.

21 Jul 2016 description
report AidData

July 20, 2016-- On Monday, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (PEPFAR), announced the provisional winners of its $85 million DREAMS innovation challenge to reduce HIV/AIDS rates among adolescent girls and women in sub-Saharan African countries.

21 Jul 2016 description

In March, Kenya became one of 60 countries to have developed an action plan to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), on women, peace and security. Besides the principles of the 2010 Constitution, the action plan – like the resolution – focuses on four pillars, namely prevention; protection; participation and promotion; and relief and recovery.

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • 14,960
    identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
  • 86
    households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
  • 1,288,598
    NFIs distributed since January 2015
  • 2,931
    shelters distributed since January 2015

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 562,357

Funding

USD 226,880,884 requested

21 Jul 2016 description

Three Somali refugees speak out about their decision to leave Kenya, after spending more than a decade in the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab.

Fatiha, 19 years old

Dressed in blue, 19-year-old Fatiha is one of over 5,000 women and girls who are returning to Somalia from Dadaab refugee camp. The camp opened in 1992 and today hosts over 130,000 people. Traveling in three big buses belonging, the returning families have decided to begin a new life away from the refugee camps.

21 Jul 2016 description
report Peace Direct

A combination of human and natural disasters has generated a repeated wave of refugees in Somalia. Abdiwahab M. Ali and Badra Yusuf discuss how best to normalise their status and support integration.

Over the last two decades or so, the world has regarded Somalia as the most troubled region in the horn of Africa. The once peaceful and prosperous country is now plagued by conflict, violence and human rights abuses. A combination of human and natural disasters has generated a repeated waves of refugees.

20 Jul 2016 description
report ActionAid

From this week, stark images of girls in Kenya will be cutting into adverts and video screens across the country. The images are part of a campaign we're launching with ActionAid Kenya to highlight how some girls' lives are being brutally cut short by FGM - whether through the immediate risks or the longer term impact.