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29 Jun 2016 description

Those Who Believe In Justice Never Give Up

Defending human rights is slow, hard work. Across the globe, those who kill civilians, torture detainees, and use rape as a weapon of war all too often act in the belief that they will never have to pay for their crimes. It can take years of painstaking, often dangerous investigation for the perpetrators of such atrocities to be brought to justice.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP conducted the first of many training sessions for county government officials.

  • Piloting of inclusion of fresh foods in school meals began.

  • Preparations for resettlement of refugees in Kalobeyei in Turkana reached advanced stages.

  • Kenya announced its intention to close Dadaab refugee camps.

  • Funding remains a significant challenge particularly for the school meals, nutrition and asset-creation activities in Kenya.

27 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

14,829
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

HIGHLIGHTS

27 Jun 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

56,678
South Sudanese refugees received since December 2013.

1,622
New arrivals currently at the Reception center

2,393
Unaccompanied children in Kakuma Camp.

103
Children screened for malnutrition at reception center

20
Litres of water provided per person

7,500
Number of roofed durable shelters for new arrivals

FUNDING

27 Jun 2016 description

Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.

27 Jun 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage cancers, are also on the rise.

In Summary

  • Thousands of other Somalis were arriving at Dadaab each month, weak from the long walk and too little to eat.
  • One in five of the newly arrived children were severely malnourished.
  • Last year saw a major outbreak of cholera in the camp, and there are regular cases of measles, mainly among new arrivals from Somalia.
  • Mental health conditions among the population are very common.

By MELAT HAILLE

27 Jun 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Mr Grandi said the population of non-Somalis at Daadab was estimated at 60,000.

In Summary

  • Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the exercise will enable authorities to establish the exact number of people in the camps and their true status and identities.

By LILLIAN MUTAVI and KEVIN J. KELLEY

The government has launched an exercise to establish the identity of all residents of Dadaab refugee camp.

This comes in the wake of the enhanced voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees staying in Kenya.

25 Jun 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.

25 Jun 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Anthony Langat | @Antonykip | Thomson Reuters Foundation Friday, 24 June 2016 05:48 GMT

KINNA, Kenya, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In 2011, Aden Boru, a Borana pastoralist in northeast Kenya, lost 12 of his 60 cows to drought. Herders in other parts of the province were unluckier still, and lost their entire herd.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

24 Jun 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 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

24 Jun 2016 description

EU and Kenya Government launch programme to rehabilitate Mt. Elgon and Cherangany Hills Water Towers and its ecosystems

Nairobi, 23 June 2016

24 Jun 2016 description

Population as of 1st June 2016: 343,043

Refugees: 339,955

Asylum seekers: 3,088

HIGHLIGHTS

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees visit to Dadaab

24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Democratic Republic of Congo, a total of 11,966 South Sudanese refugees are registered in the Haut-Uélé province of DRC, of which 11,120 biometrically registered and 846 pre-registered. Further verification missions are planned towards the month of June.

  • In Gambella, Ethiopia, UNHCR and most implementing partners have resumed humanitarian activities in Jewi, Kule and Tiekidi refugee camps, with the exception of Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Jewi camp. The security situation remains calm though fragile and unpredictable.

24 Jun 2016 description

Substantial rain returned to Uganda and the Lake Victoria region this past week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has resulted in drought across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. The potential for recovery remains unlikely.

  2. Consistently below-normal rainfall over the past 4 weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for portions of Uganda and western Kenya. This pattern has resulted in low soil moisture and poor vegetation health index values.

24 Jun 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.