- In the current year, the government has set aside about Sh850 million for the Home Grown School Feeding Programme.
- A procurement guideline for schools has been designed to ensure transparency.
- SNV and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have carried out a pilot study on smallholder farmers in the school markets programme.
- About 15, 000 smallholder farmers are now part of the 134 organisations that access the school markets.
By BEATRICE OBWOCHA
As at 11 November 2015, Kakuma had registered 47,457 asylum seekers from South Sudan. During the reporting period, 96 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal. As at 06 November, the total registered camp population was 182,986
By MAGDALENE WANJA
Fifteen families in Solai, Nakuru County, have been left homeless and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination candidates had trouble accessing their schools following heavy El Niño rains.
A large section of the Ng’endaptich Primary School grounds was flooded by water overflowing from the swollen Lake Solai.
In addition, most roads in the area have been rendered impassable, making it difficult for students to go to school.
HIGHLIGHTS Voluntary Repatriation
During the first half of October, 118 returnees were assisted to return by flight to Mogadishu. In total 5,444 Somali refugees returned home since 8th December 2014, when UNHCR started supporting voluntary return of Somali refugees in Kenya. 3,874 retuned by road and 1,411 by flight.
Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP's assistance in Kenya focuses on the most food insecure people living in chronically poor and marginalised areas where development lags markedly behind the rest of the country. WFP is currently providing food assistance through a hybrid of transfer modalities of food and cash.
•In Mt Elgon, three people died after they were swept away in mudslides.
•At least 40 fishermen on the disputed Migingo Island in Lake Victoria have been rendered homeless after heavy rains destroyed their houses on Tuesday
•In Homa Bay, two people, among them a pupil, died after being swept away by floods.
•In Garissa, hundreds of people living along the banks of River Tana have been displaced by floods.
By NATION TEAM
15,630 Identified unaccompanied minors
86 Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
1,288,598 NFIs distributed since January
2,931 Shelters distributed since January
Kisumu Education Director Sylvester Mulambe raised concern that El Niño rains could disrupt the three-day examinations, which begin on Tuesday.
In Isiolo, more than 100 families in Olla-Bulle Estate spent the night in the cold on Wednesday after rains destroyed their houses.
Education officials in western Kenya have raised fears that primary school national examinations could be seriously affected by floods.
Heavy rains have been witnessed in the past few days.
As at 28 October 2015, Kakuma had registered 47,292 refugees from South Sudan. As at 25 October, the total registered camp population was 182,770, with South Sudanese making up 50% of the population.
Peace Race in Dadaab
As at 14 October 2015, Kakuma had received 46,728 asylum seekers from South Sudan. During the reporting period, 75 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal. As at 12 October, the total registered camp population was 182,352.
Mandera County is one of the 47 counties in Kenya, located in the North Eastern part of Kenya and borders Ethiopia to the North, Somalia Republic to the East and Wajir County to the South. It is about 1,100km from the capital city of Nairobi by road. The county has an approximate population of 1,025,756 and covers an area of 25,991.5 km. The County Administratively is subdivided into six Sub Counties namely Mandera West, Mandera South, Banisa, Mandera North, Mandera East and Lafey and 30 administrative wards.
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Dry and hot weather condition prevailed in all the livelihoods hence no rainfall recived in the month under review
The quality and quantity water in most of the the water pans/dams had reduced in the month under review. The state of water was rated at 4 which indicated within normal range but on declining trend
The vegetation condition index (VCI) for September 2015 was recorded at50.52 which was above the normal range of 35-50
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Drought Phase: NORMAL
- Biophysical indicators show minimal fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range.
o No much rainfall received within the month of September.
o The vegetation condition index VCI-3month is within normal ranges.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Using biometric technology to track girls’ school attendance: UK aid is supporting initiatives to support to adolescent girl in Wajir
1.0 Executive Summary
As at 30 September 2015, Kakuma had received 46,653 asylum seekers from South Sudan. During the reporting period, 65 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal. As at 27 September, the total registered camp population was 182,210*.
A preliminary emergency appeal was launched on 19 October 2011 for CHF 27,618,017 (plus an estimated CHF 3,050,000 for emergency response units) to assist 60,000 beneficiaries for 12 months.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 500,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society set up the operations in Dadaab.
An Emergency Appeal was launched on 29 November, 2011 for CHF 26,154,197 to assist 76,000 beneficiaries for 12 months.