- IFRC: Kenya - Floods - Emergency Plan of Action DREF n° MDRKE037 Final Report
- UNHCR: Dadaab Refugee Camps: Bi-weekly Update 01 - 15 September 2016
- ACAPS Briefing Note – Kenya: Drought in Kilifi, Mandera, Marsabit, Tana River, Turkana, and West Pokot counties, 6 September 2016
Appeals & Funding
- UNHCR Kenya Comprehensive Refugee Programme 2016
- UNHCR Somalia Situation Supplementary Appeal Jul-Dec 2016
- Govt. Kenya: El Niño contingency plan 2014-2018
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
During the reporting period, 519 returnees were supported to voluntarily return to Somalia by flight. Flight movements have now resumed and are currently operating three days per week.
In total, as of 15th October, 33,178 Somali refugees had returned home since 8th December 2014, when UNHCR started supporting voluntary return of Somali refugees in Kenya, out of which 27,077 were supported in 2016 alone.
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 21, 2016) — More than 165,000 vulnerable children risk violence, forced recruitment and separation from their families, as thousands leave Dadaab refugee camp ahead of its planned closure, Save the Children warns.
While the camp’s population currently stands at nearly 277,000 – 60 percent of whom are children – tens of thousands of parents and children have already returned to Somalia in the last year following news that the camp would close in November.
The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $20-million equity investment in Rx Healthcare Fund (RxHF) to help improve healthcare delivery across the continent.
Authorities shutting down Dadaab are repatriating up to 400 people a day despite lack of shelter, clean water or schools
Authorities in Somalia have denounced the way refugees are being repatriated from neighbouring Kenya, after the Kenyan government announced it would close Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, by the end of 2016.
IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.
By BRIAN OCHARO
By WACHIRA MWANGI
A health crisis is looming in Kilifi County as residents complain of increasing cases of diarrhoea and typhoid in the wake of prolonged drought that has hit most parts of the country.
More than 200,000 people are faced with starvation in the area. On Wednesday, the residents pleaded with the county government to intervene before the crisis gets out of control.
The Agriculture ministry is emptying grain reserves to mitigate the biting food shortage in some parts of the country and create space for new harvest from the North Rift.
While issuing the quarterly Food Security Situation report on Wednesday, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett insisted that there were enough stocks in the reserves and on farms to last the country up to June next year, despite some 1.3 million Kenyans needing food aid.
Key Achievements toward Strategic Objectives
The Somalia Humanitarian Country Team set three strategic objectives for the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan. These are:
DADAAB, KENYA/KISMAYO, SOMALIA — Twenty-eight-year old Nurto Ahmed Abdullahi stands beside the dusty airstrip at Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp, preparing to board a charter flight to Mogadishu.
She is one of tens of thousands who after years of seeking refuge in Kenya are going back to their native Somalia as part of a "voluntary repatriation" program backed by the United Nations and the Kenyan government. But Abdullahi and others say the process is hardly voluntary, and accuse Kenya of forcing refugees back to an unsafe country.
The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has so far (as at October 3, 2016) disbursed a total of Ksh53,012,873 to various drought affected counties. The funds will support various drought response activities, especially in supply of water and livestock production.
The table (attached) shows the counties/sub-counties currently experiencing vegetation condition deficits as measured by the Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) and the response activities financed through the European Union funded ASAL Drought Contingency Fund (ASAL- DCF).
All the 23 ASAL counties are eligible for funding under DCF based on drought severity as signalled by the early warning system.
Good morning Members of the press and thank you for attending this briefing.
As you may be aware, parts of the country are experiencing drought due to poor rain performance. The government is fully aware and well appraised of the situation.
Yesterday, with my counterparts from the National Treasury, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and Ministry of Water and irrigation.
Most ASAL counties are experiencing some degree of drought stress as the dry season draws to a close. Areas in the south-east and the coast are the most affected since they received below-average rainfall during the long rains season.
One county (Kilifi) is in the alarm drought phase, while all others are in alert or normal, with a generally worsening trend.
Regional mixed migration summary for September 2016 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.
Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.
Seasonal assessment finds deteriorating food security conditions
UNHCR issues $115 million supplemental appeal to support durable solutions for Somali refugees in Kenya
Secretary Kerry announces $146 million in additional humanitarian funding for Kenya and Somalia