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Kakuma Camp Update 17th – 23rd July 2014

Current Situation:

In the past week Kakuma Camp has received 295 South Sudanese arrivals from the Nadapal border point. As of 23 rd July 2014, the number of South Sudanese asylum seekers received was 40,893. This brings the total estimated camp population to 176,364.

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Venus Williams Teams with CARE; Invites Fans to Help Empower Young Women in Africa

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CARE

Tennis star launches a campaign with Join My Village to provide expanded education opportunities for young women in Africa; challenges her fans around the world to help

ATLANTA – Tennis champion Venus Williams is partnering with CARE, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, to raise awareness of and encourage support for girls’ education in the developing world by supporting programs in Kenya and Malawi.

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Tension in Mombasa as grenade found

In Summary

  • Nation Photographer Laban Walloga was roughed up after he took pictures of soldiers on patrol in Likoni.

  • The Nation learnt that learning was paralysed in five schools as headteachers called parents to withdraw their children after the security scare.

By WINNIE ATIENO

Kenya Navy soldiers were on Wednesday sent to back up a police security operation in the Likoni area of Mombasa, following panic sparked by reports that armed men had been spotted surveying the area.

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Reviving Kenyan ‘return to school’ policy may end teenage mums’ poverty, ignorance

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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:01 GMT
Author: Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Teresia got pregnant at 15 and dropped out of school because her father refused to pay her fees. Nineteen years later, she is a mother of six.

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UNHCR Dadaab Update 11/14 Refugee Camps in Garissa County, Kenya | 01 - 15 July 2014

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Ministerial Delegation from Juba Land visit to Dadaab

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Mpeketoni Attack Situation Report (Sitrep 09) on 18th July 2014

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Kenya Red Cross

Introduction

It’s one month now since the fateful Sunday of 15th June 2014, when Mpeketoni Town in Lamu County, was attacked with unknown gunmen, leaving many households displaced and over 87 lives lost.

Current Situation Progress

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Envoy pledges Sh6bn growth plan for county

In Summary

  • British High Commissioner Christian Turner said the money would be disbursed over the next five years to boost food supply.

  • Britain would support 10,000 children in low-cost boarding schools to improve literacy.

The British Government will spend Sh6 billion on development projects in Turkana County.

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UK tech companies deliver e-learning to Kenya’s marginalised girls

Avanti, sQuid, Whizz Education & Camara Education in UK aid partnership to improve education for over 25,000 girls and track impact of early, child and forced marriage.

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a ground-breaking strategic partnership with the private sector to deliver e-learning programmes in Kenya to thousands of marginalised girls.

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MP appeals for relief food for Tigania residents

By KENNEDY KIMANTHI

A Member of Parliament from Meru County has appealed to the national government to supply relief food to drought-stricken Tigania residents.

Tigania West MP David Karithi said there was an acute food and water shortage due to inadequate rains, especially in his constituency.

Areas particularly hard hit are Mula, Reii and Mumui, where more than 50,000 families are facing acute food shortage.

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Schools face early closure over food

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  • Kenya Secondary School Head Teachers Association (Kesha) Elgeyo Marakwet County chairman Mr Philip Kwambai warned that headteachers in the affected schools may have to send students home this week to collect fees to enable the institutions meet their financial obligations.

  • Due to the expenditure on food, the school has been unable to buy crucial laboratory equipment, pay workers and pay suppliers their outstanding dues, he added.

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Learning affected after teachers flee (Lamu Country)

More than 5,000 pupils in Lamu County are out of school following their closure enforced by the violent attacks.

Education officials also said more than 100 teachers had fled their work stations.

According to the county executive for Education, Mr Kaviha Khamisi, teachers and learners are scared of returning to their schools due to insecurity.

Mr Khamisi said the most affected schools were in Witu and warned that deteriorating security could jeopardise standards of education in the county.

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Kakuma Camp Update 11-25th June 2014

Current Situation:

In the past two weeks, Kakuma Camp has received 905 South Sudanese arrivals from the Nadapal border point. As of 25th June 2014, the number of South Sudanese asylum seekers received was 39,180. This brings the total estimated camp population to 170,965.

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Kenya: UNHCR Dadaab Update 10/14 Refugee Camps in Garissa County, Kenya 01 - 15 June 2014

NEW DEVELOPMENTS (01 - 23 June 2014) = Celebration of World Refugee Day

On 20th June, World Refugee Day was celebrated in all five Dadaab camps and in Dadaab town. The events in all camps were organised with high involvement of the refugee community.

While keeping the global theme of the day ‘1 family torn apart by war is too many’, the refugee community in Dadaab chose to also focus on ‘Peace’, ‘Peaceful Coexistence’ and ‘the Community Taking the Lead in Peace Promotion’.

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Wajir – Mandera Conflict Humanitarian Emergency Response Daily Situation Report 19

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Kenya Red Cross

Background
Wajir County is divided into 8 districts namely; Wajir East, Tarbaj, Wajir South, Habaswein, Wajir West, Eldas, Buna and Wajir North districts. There are 6 constituencies currently i.e., Tarbaj, Wajir East, Wajir South, Wajir West, Eldas and Wajir North districts.

The county has from 13th May 2014 faced inter-ethnic clashes between the Degodia and Garre communities along Border areas of Mandera and Wajir counties that left 30 people killed, 18 injured and displacement of 12,140 Households.

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Kenya Comprehensive Refugee Programme

1. Executive Summary

Kenya has been providing protection and lifesaving assistance to refugees since the 1960s. During the 1990s major influxes were witnessed from Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. While returns took place as the situation improved in places of origin for Sudanese to South Sudan and Ethiopians to Ethiopia, a significant number of refugees remained and continue to be hosted in Kenya. As well, 2011 saw an unprecedented influx of Somalis as a result of drought and insecurity in their homeland.

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Kenya: Inter-Communal Conflict in Wajir and Mandera Counties Update (as of 23 June 2014)

Inter-communal conflict has left over 60 people dead and more than 75,000 people displaced in Wajir and Mandera since May 2014. An additional 60,000 people are indirectly affected.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Pupils kept out of schools after killings

By KALUME KAZUNGU

In Summary

  • Schools remained closed for the better part of last week as administrators tried to persuade parents to allow their children to attend classes.

  • Lamu County Executive Member for Education Khamis Kaviha said the government had improved security in the region. He asked parents and children not to live in fear.

Learning in about 70 schools in Lamu County has been disrupted following the attacks in Mpeketoni, in which 60 people were killed.

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Decades of refugee integration shaken

Losing the space to live in dignity and safety

Nairobi, 20 June 2014 – Imagine waking up one morning to find a story in the newspaper saying you have to move to a refugee camp. After fleeing your home and struggling for years to make a life for yourself in Kenya – learning the language, getting an education – you are being displaced again. This time you are being sent 800km away to the desert. This happened not once, but twice in the last 18 months.

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Wajir County Early Warning Bulletin for May 2014

SITUATION OVERVIEW

 The county drought situation is at alert stage on worsening trend following the depressed rainfall which was poorly distributed in both time and space.

 Agro pastoral livelihood zone of Bute and Gurar received 196.6mm and 211.8mm respectively while the entire all species livelihood zone recorded less than 80mm. Griftu received the lowest amount of rainfall with only 30mm recorded (source Met dept).