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27 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Malala visit to Dadaab

 On 12th July, Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and an advocate for girls education visited Dadaab camps and celebrated her 19th birthday with refugees. During her visit, she interacted with girls in various locations in the camp, where she presided over various ceremonies including delivering speeches and handing over certificates to girls trained on leadership, life skills and resilience.

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP consulted stakeholders about the planned graduation of asset-creation households from cash transfers.

  • WFP held a ceremony to mark the handover of schools meals in Samburu to the national programme.

  • The tripartite commission announced that Dadaab refugee population will reduce by 150,000 people by the end of 2016. Refugees started settling in Kaloboyei integrated settlement.

26 Jul 2016 description

UNHCR appeals for additional $115 million for voluntary return, reintegration of Somali refugees from Dadaab camp

Plan also includes the relocation of 31,000 refugees to Kakuma and verification of camp population

25 Jul 2016 description
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Summary Report - English version

Executive Summary

The 2016 Kenya Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Survey (CFSVA) aims to give the first 47-county overview of food security and nutrition in Kenya since the process of devolution began in 2013.

The data and analysis for the report is drawn from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS), which was designed to monitor and evaluate population and health situations in Kenya. It marks the first time that food security indicators have been included in any DHS survey.

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • 14,960
    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

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 562,357

Funding

USD 226,880,884 requested

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: Minimal amount of rainfall was received in the 1 st and 2nd dekad of the month in the county.

  • Vegetation condition: Pasture and browse conditions remained stable and above normal across the two livelihoods in the county.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

29 Jun 2016 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries have expanded their technical training offered to refugees at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Classes started in January 2016 after expansion of the program and construction on new facilities were completed in December 2015. Kakuma is operated by UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, in collaboration with Salesian missionaries in the country as well as several other humanitarian organizations. The camp offers refugees safety, security and life-saving services such as housing, healthcare, clean water and sanitation.

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

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

20 Jun 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Some locals have fled the area in search of food and water.

By Oscar Kakai

In Summary

  • The Sh50 million promised by the national government to feed the population in the county was yet to be released.

  • Kacheliba MP Mark Lomunokol expressed concern over the drying of water sources which has left many people facing starvation.

  • Huge maize farms that had the potential of producing large harvests withered because of the little rain.

14 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: Good amount of rainfall was received throughout the county in the month.
  • Vegetation condition: Pasture and browse conditions was good and above normal across the two livelihoods in the county.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

13 Jun 2016 description
report A World at School

World Day Against Child Labour yesterday highlighted the plight of 168 million children across the globe. In this guest blog, a former street child from Kenya tells how he is now helping other children to get an education and fulfil their potential.

By Gilbert Ngaira, Country Programmes Manager of Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children (KAACR)

This year’s World Day Against Child Labour looked at how to tackle child labour in supply chains.

08 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Although the food security situation in Kenya has improved in 2016, from 1.1 million to 639,400 people food insecure following two consecutive above-average rainy seasons, disease outbreaks, insecurity, flash flooding and a refugee crisis continue to present humanitarian needs and challenges.

  • By 23 May 2016, a total of 15,421 cholera cases with 243 deaths (CFR=1.6%) had been reported nationally. A total of 162 cases of measles and two cases of Yellow Fever have also been reported.

31 May 2016 description
report Government of Kenya
file preview
English version

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall: Depressed amount of rainfall was received in the 1st and 2nd dekad of the month in the county.
Vegetation condition: Pasture and browse conditions remained good and above normal across the two livelihoods in the county.

**Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators) **

Production indicators:

26 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Government of Kenya announcement to close Dadaab Camps

  • On Friday 6th May, the Government of Kenya announced that it intended to close the refugee camps in Kenya, citing economic, security and environmental burdens. A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior, said the Government had disbanded its Department of Refugee Affairs (DRA) and was working on a mechanism for the closure of Kenya’s refugee camps.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

18 May 2016 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

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.

14 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Voluntary repatriation

  • 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.