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03 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

POPULATION

Since the influx of Dec 2013, 28,831 SSD children have been received, making up over 64% of the total population received.

02 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 27 February 2015, Kakuma had received 45,222 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 28 February, 180,674 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.8% of the registered population.

02 Mar 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Baringo, Turkana, West Pokot, Lamu, Wajir, Kajiado, Samburu and Narok are some of the counties to benefit from the programme.
  • Part of the money will be used to buy affected livestock while the rest will go towards improving pasture and establishing hay stores in arid and semi-arid areas.
  • The situation has adversely affected the livestock sector which is the main economic mainstay of pastoralists in the region.

By WYCLIFF KIPSANG

27 Feb 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 993,006

Balance Requested: US$ 991,075

Geneva, 25 February 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Since more than 12 months hostilities have affected the South Sudanese population, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar. On the evening of the 15th December 2013 violence erupted in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. This violence has since prevailed.

23 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 19 February 2015, Kakuma had received 45,201 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 15 February, 180,138 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.7% of the registered population.

19 Feb 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

REGISTRATION

  • Only level 2 registration is done in Kakuma.

CHILD PROTECTION

17 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

No rains were received rainfall received during the month under review and the situation was dry and hot.

Pasture and browse conditions continued to deteriorate

The county’s 3-monthly VCI indicated the county to be in severe drought band.

The county’s SPI was 0.17 which is normal. All sub-counties had SPI within 0 - 0.2 indicating a normal rainfall category.

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Biophysical indicators show some unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range.

o No rainfall received in the month -below normal.
o The vegetation condition index VCI-3month is above normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

06 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· According to FEWSNET, an estimated 1.5 million people remain acutely food insecure, mostly in pastoral and marginal agricultural areas. Compared to 2013, this food insecure population is 75% higher. Key food insecurity drivers are the cumulative effects of below-average rainfall reasons, food prices rising to above their five-year averages, conflicts in some pastoral areas, and crop diseases in the high potential areas.

04 Feb 2015 description

DADAAB, Kenya, February 4 (UNHCR) – Thirty pairs of fascinated eyes watch the big white screen; fingers glide across new tablet computers. A class of students at the Nasib Secondary School in north-east Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp complex, is enjoying a history lesson about the Portuguese in Africa.

Most have spent their whole life in the arid camps of Dadaab. They have never even visited the closest Kenyan city, Garissa, which is located two hours away by road. But today they are travelling through Africa and the past – online.

03 Feb 2015 description

February 3, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Building on the Government of Canada’s strong record of providing support for an improved quality of life for the most vulnerable, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) and Member of Parliament for Blackstrap, Saskatchewan, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced funding to improve nutrition and food security in Kenya, Ghana and Nicaragua.

31 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

22,262 Identified unaccompanied minors

0 Households provided with cash grants in year 2015

69592 NFIs distributed since January 2015

376 Shelters distributed since January 2015

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Kenya continues to face high levels of vulnerability to shocks including drought, floods, and internal and cross-border civil strife, especially among marginalized communities. These factors have contributed to devastating rates of chronic and acute malnutrition. Due to below-average rains, constrained food access and high food prices, over 1.5 million people who live mainly in the northern pastoral areas and the marginal agricultural areas of the country currently require food assistance.

29 Jan 2015 description

Refugees and host communities living in Dadaab refugee camp are finding creative and innovative ways to improve their living conditions. Through various approaches and competencies, they are able to gain knowledge through new information technology, tap into and utilise available and renewable natural resources and convert waste products into marketable matter while at the same time keeping their environment clean.

New technology in education

22 Jan 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

•The situation is not different in neighbouring Baringo North where residents have moved away from areas such as Chemoe, Ng’aratuko, Yatya, Chepkesin Loruk and Kagir following a spate of attacks that have disrupted learning in the area.

•Other schools in Baringo South where learning has been affected are Kasiela, Chemorokyon, Kapindasum, Ruggus, Mukutani, Chebinyiny and Ng’elecha primary schools.

21 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Voluntary Return to Somalia

A total of 341 individuals returned to Somalia onth, 10th and 15th January. Before departure, they underwent counselling by UNHCR and partners on conditions in Somalia, especially with regard to security. They also received a return support package comprising of an unconditional cash grant, essential travel and hygiene kits for use during the journey home, tools, food and other basic needs assistance to support the sustainability of return and reintegration in Somalia.

19 Jan 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Youth Initiative Kenya works to empower children by raising public awareness about child protection rights and safety. Ruweidha Adan writes to us about her experiences of the programmes:

19 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 15th January 2015, Kakuma had received 44,791 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the camp population to 179,552. As at 11th January, 178,230 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.4% of the registered population.