Kenya: Inter-communal Conflict in Mandera County Situation Report No. 2 (as of 12 July 2013)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 12 Jul 2013

Highlights

 Tensions remain high in Mandera and Wajir Counties, where inter-communal conflicts since March 2012 have left over 90 people dead and more than 52,000 others displaced.

 On 29 June, three people died and 20 houses were burnt down during a retaliatory attack by members of the Garre community against the Degodia in Mandera.

 On 30 June, a peace team comprising the Wajir County Governor, Senator and Women Representative were ambushed by unknown assailants during an assessment mission in the County. No injuries were reported.

 On 4 July, leaders from the two warring clans signed a peace agreement in Mandera calling for an end to hostilities and made a commitment to take responsibility for promotion of peace and justice in their respective areas.

 The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) and partners, in collaboration with the Government, continue to provide humanitarian assistance amidst the current access and operational constraints.

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