As at 02 September 2015, Kakuma had received 46,495 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The total registered camp population was 181,723 as at 31 August.
January 2014 the Government of Kenya declared an impending drought with an estimated 1.6 million people affected.
March – May 2014: Poor performance of the long rains leading to increasing food prices and general inflation.
Ongoing: Increasing food prices and general inflation.
June - July 2014: According to SMART survey results from the Nutrition Information Working Group (NIWG) the nutritional status in the target counties has deteriorated as compared to June 2013.
- As at 20 August 2015, Kakuma had received 46,566 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The activities at the border resumed and LWF staff are at the transit centre receiving the new arrivals from South Sudan. A total of 71 individuals from south Sudan were received during the reporting period.
Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP's assistance in Kenya focuses on the most food insecure people living in chronically poor and marginalised areas where development lags markedly behind the rest of the country. WFP is currently providing food assistance in Kenya through a hybrid of transfer modalities of food and cash.
by Saadia Maalim
Kambioos is the newest of the five Dadaab camps. It was established in August 2011 and officially recognized by the Kenyan government in January 2013. The camp was originally planned for a population of 100,000 and can help reduce the population pressure in other camps. Relocation of people from the overcrowded outskirts of Hagadera has started and Kambioos has been receiving urban refugee from Nairobi.
Hagadera was established in 1992 and is the largest and third oldest camp in the Dadaab operation. The camp has one of the biggest markets in the region and a dynamic economy.
Established in 1991, Ifo is the oldest of the five refugee camps in Dadaab, currently accommodating refugees from ten countries. Due to the influx of new arrivals fleeing war and famine in Somalia in 2010/11, the neighbouring Ifo 2 camp was established in 2011 to decrease population pressure in Ifo.
Ifo 2 is one of the newest refugee camps in Dadaab. It was opened in July 2011, to decongest Ifo and Dagahaley camps. Ifo 2 is divided into two sub-camps, Ifo 2 East and Ifo 2 West, and demarcated into 18 sections comprising of four to nine blocks each.
Dagahaley camp was established in March 1992. For 14 years, the camp had a population of about 30,000. Between 2006 and 2011 new arrivals settled spontaneously in the outskirts of the camp. In 2011, most of the population in the Dagahaley outskirts moved to the new Ifo 2 camp. Currently, an estimated 1,000 households are living in the outskirts and are provided with WASH services.
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Drought Phase: EARLY ALERT
Biophysical indicators show no unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range. o Good rainfall was received only in the last week of month – above normal range. The rest part of July was so dry o The vegetation condition index VCI-3month is above normal.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
- 16,338 Identified unaccompanied minors
- 73 Households provided with cash grants in year 2014
- 1,288,101 NFIs distributed since January
- 2737 Shelters distributed since January
116 Somali refugees voluntarily return from Dadaab to Mogadishu by air
As at 06 August July 2015, Kakuma had received 46,457 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The transit centre had been temporary closed due to insecurity at the border, the assessment by protection and security has informed that the situation has return to normality. The LWF staff will resume activities by the end of the week. However, asylum seekers from South Sudan continue coming on their own to the camp and as of the reporting period a total of 143 individuals were received.
As at 29 July 2015, Kakuma had received 46,315 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The transit centre has been temporary closed due to insecurity at the border.
Children with intellectual disabilities are probably the developing world’s most underserved population. Rejected and stigmatized by societies that have a hard time understanding physical let alone intellectual disabilities, some don’t even have birth certificates and live in total obscurity. Special Olympics and Catholic Relief are shining a light on these special kids.
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A partnership between companies, governments and civil sector groups is helping to share the benefits of technology with disadvantaged communities in Kenya.
Aiming to increase literacy among children aged 6 to 9, the project Open Space Literacy (OSL) introduces new technologies to student and teacher development, combined with active community involvement. OSL is part of the global effort known as Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D).
While the overall nutrition situation is showing improvement in coastal, North West and South East Counties with an expected decrease in the acutely malnourished children requiring treatment, the nutrition situation is expected to worsen in Isiolo, Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties as a result of poor rains. The total caseload for acutely malnourished children requiring treatment in the ASAL and urban areas is expected to decrease from 304,083 as of February 2015 driven by improvements observed across ASAL counties.