Government of Kenya announcement to close Dadaab Camps
With WFP’s support, the government’s School Nutrition and Meals Strategy is near completion.
WFP held a consultative workshop with partners on transitioning asset creation households from transfers starting in July 2016.
WFP increased the food assistance of refugees in Kakuma to 100 percent of planned. Those in Dadaab continued to receive differentiated rations based on household size.
The current Cholera Outbreak in the Dadaab Refugee Complex started on the 18-Nov-15. The index case definition was a boy aged ten years from Block T-6, IFO2. UNICEF’s 12-week Plan in response to the outbreak commenced December 2015 with initial funding from UNICEF Regular Resources (USD 629,000) and internal UNICEF loan from the Emergency Programme Fund (USD 700,000). However, challenges still exist especially within the host community as there is a rise in the number of cases.
During the reporting period, at total of 312 returnees have been assisted to voluntarily return to Somalia by flight: 159 to Mogadishu, 76 to Kismayu and 77 to Baidoa. Since the repatriation process started in December 2014, 63 road convoys and 75 flights have been organized to Somalia (67 Mogadishu, 4 Kismayu and 4 to Baidoa). In Total 13,800 returnees were supported as of 28th April 2016 out of which 7,703 were assisted between January and April 2016.
2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.
Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
Households provided with cash grants since 1st January2015
NFIs distributed since 1st January 2015
Shelters distributed since 1st January 2015
As at 30 April 2016, Kakuma had received 54,163 refugees from South Sudan. This brings the total registered camp population to 190,822 with South Sudanese making up 52% of the overall camp population.
Market Access for refugee made products
As at 15 April 2016, Kakuma had received 53,253 refugees from South Sudan. This brings the total registered camp population to 189,913.
14,903 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children Households provided with cash grants since 1st January2016
1,288,598 NFIs distributed since January 2015
2,931 Shelters distributed since January 2015
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As at 31 March 2016, Kakuma had received 52,865 refugees from South Sudan. This brings the total registered camp population to 188,823.
A preliminary emergency appeal was launched on 19 October 2011 for 27,618,017 Swiss franc (plus an estimated 3,050,000 Swiss franc for emergency response units) to assist 60,000 beneficiaries for 12 months.
New York, NY (March 17, 2016) – HealthRight International was recently awarded four grants to fund projects focusing on unaccompanied migrant children (UMCs) in the U.S., male sex workers (MSW) in Kenya, vulnerable children in Nepal, and internally displaced young adults in Ukraine.
As at 15 March 2016, Kakuma had received and registered 51,417 refugees from South Sudan. This brings the total registered camp population to 187,867 (as at 11 March) with South Sudanese making up 51.1% (95,953) of the population.
“A braille dictionary has 26 volumes and each one is quite heavy for most students to carry comfortably. A tablet can hold hundreds of books,” said Irene Mbari-Kirika, founder and Executive Director of InABLE, summing up the challenge of her organization.
InABLE aims not only to empower blind and visually impaired students in Africa with computer assistive technology but to change the opinion of the sighted world about the visually disabled use of technology.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 4 Mar 2016 00:01 GMT
Author: Hezron Ochiel
Laikipia, KENYA, March 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Christine Gathoni dreamed of becoming a doctor, not a patient, grimacing in pain as she pushed her baby girl into the world.
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As at 29 February 2016, Kakuma had received and registered 50,534 refugees from South Sudan. This brings the total registered camp population to 187,333 with South Sudanese making up 51.1% (95,641) of the population.
Kenya - A USD 6.1 million, 3.5-year project implemented by IOM and five UN agencies, in partnership with the county government of Turkana, local NGOs and community leaders ended yesterday (29/2). It aimed to improve human security for thousands of vulnerable residents in Turkana County and its bordering communities in north-western Kenya.
In Nairobi’s informal settlements, WFP is providing a hot lunch to around 82,000 pupils in 92 schools. School meals provide a critical safety net, encouraging more regular attendance at school and improving the enrolment and transition to higher education. School meals are a key investment in millions of people’s futures and they also boost the local economies. WFP's Martin Karimi explains.
The World Food Programme and the Government of Kenya are providing school meals to 1.5 million children every school day. These are children drawn from some of the most food insecure places - arid or semi-arid lands, and the informal settlements around Nairobi. WFP is gradually handing over its school meals programmes to the national home-grown school meals initiative, writes WFP's Martin Karimi.
The World Food Programme has handed over the school meals programme in Samburu County to the Kenyan national home-grown school meals programme, after a carefully planned transition.