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26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Nutrition surveys in Turkana show very high prevalence of moderate and severe acute malnutrition.

  • The Kenyan Government and UNHCR started a head count for all refugees in Dadaab.

  • Preliminary findings of the asset-creation evaluation are out.

  • WFP hosted a delegation from southern Africa to learn about linking farmers to schools.

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

The biophysical indicators show negative variation within the normal seasonal ranges.

Rainfall:

  • Negligible rainfall was received in the month where on average the county received 3.1mm of rainfall.

  • The vegetation condition. The 3-month VCI reduced in July and shows that the County vegetation condition is within moderate vegetation deficit at 24.86

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought situation and phase classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • On average the county received 30 mm of rainfall which was 11% higher than the long term mean.

  • State of water sources in the county during the month under review showed declining trend.

  • On average pasture and browse condition ranged between fair to poor across the county.

  • The county average 3-month VCI decreased by 27 percent to 26.05

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators - Rainfall: Depressed amount of rainfall was received in the 1st and 2nd dekad of the month in Mbeere North and South sub-counties in the county.

-Vegetation condition: Pasture and browse conditions was good in MF and fair in MMF livelihood zones in the county.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

14 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Relocation of refugees and asylum seekers to Kakuma

14 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

48,868
South Sudanese refugees received since December 2013.

10,691
New arrivals that have been registered since January 2016

1,025
Unaccompanied children in Kakuma Camp.

92
Number of refugees that have voluntarily returned to Somalia

21
Litres of water provided per person

3,191
Number of refugees and asylum seekers settled at Kalobeyei

FUNDING

14 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • 13,889 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 86
    Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015

  • 1,288,598
    NFIs distributed since January 2015

  • 1,671
    Shelters distributed since January 2016

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 560,134

Funding

USD 272,100,000 requested

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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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.

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.