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Kakuma Operational Update 11th – 17th September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 17th September 2014, Kakuma had received 43,253 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,210. As at 15th September 174,398 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA.

  • A delegation from WFP Ethiopia, UNHCR Ethiopia and the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) conducted a day mission to Kakuma.

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Marsabit County Drought Early Warning Bulletin for August 2014

Situation Overview

  • Rainfall received in Marsabit central amounted to 14.2 mm. Light showers of rainfall were reported in the lowland areas of Loiyangalani, Turbi and some parts of North Horr. Heavy downpour was received on 23rd and 24th in Dukana, Mt Kulal, Garwole, Sabarei, Qorqa, Darade, Bulukh, Ndoto ranges and Dosole. All the other areas reported no rainfall at all which is normal for this period.

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Embu County Drought Monthly and Early Warning Bulletin – August 2014

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Sunny weather prevailed most of the days of the month of August, with a few cloudy days. Light showers with minimal significance were experienced in the third week of the month. These were poorly distributed.

  • Land preparation activities such as bush clearing and tilling were the key agricultural activities amongst farmers in both livelihood zones of the semi-arid region of the county. This is in readiness for the October-December short rains.

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Meru County Drought Monthly Bulletin - August 2014

Situation Overview

  • Notable showers were noted during the last days of the month which is not normal. Amounts received were also above normal.

  • Declines in pasture and browse quality and quantity were noted this month compared to last month. Current conditions are not normal.

  • Average distances to grazing areas increased to 14 km compared to 12 km the previous month. Current distances are above normal.

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Nyeri Kieni Sub-County Drought Monthly Bulletin for August 2014

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall of 30.67 mm was realised during the month accounting for over 300 percent long term averages.

  • Vegetation condition index of 50-110 was reported as compared to normal range of 35-50 in the larger Nyeri County. However, Kieni lowland registered poor vegetation status ranging between moderate to severe drought.

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Tana River County Drought Monthly Bulletin for August 2014

SituationOverview

  • The long dry spell has started and some areas have started experiencing water stress. Temperatures rangingbetween 25°C to 31°C.  The pasture and browse condition is currently below normal in both Pastoral and marginal mixed livelihood zones but good in mixed livelihood zones. Pasture and browse is expected to change worsen with the onset of long dry spell.

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Tharaka County Drought Monthly Bulletin for August 2014

Situation Overview:

 Dry weather prevailed in most parts of the county. However, off season rains were received on 30th August for one day amounting to 22.17mm as noted in Karocho sentinel site, 18mm on 31st August for one day in Kanyuru sentinel site and 52mm on 23rd August for one day in Chiakariga sentinel site.

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Wajir County Drought Monthly Bulletin for August 2014

Situation Overview

  • The county drought situation is at early phase of alarm stage on a worsening trend following the depressed long rains (MAM) rainfall performance.

  • The month of August marked the culmination of the cold ‘hagai’ season which was generally characterized by cloudy weather conditions and reduced maximum day time temperatures. No rain was received during the month.

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60,000 families need relief food

In Summary

  • The drought management coordinator said most of the water points in the constituency had dried up due to the prolonged drought
  • According to the legislator, some parents had failed to raise money for school fees because their animals were not fetching much on the market because of their poor state
  • The lawmaker appealed to both the national and county governments to initiate a livestock offtake programme under which the weaker animals would be bought and slaughtered

By ABDIMALIK HAJIR

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Early action critical to prevent another severe food crisis, says IFRC Secretary General during visit to Kenya

Nairobi/Geneva, 2 September 2014 – As the threat of food shortages and hunger loom over families in many areas in Kenya, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is appealing for 8.5 million Swiss francs (9.25 million US dollars) to support Kenya Red Cross Society in providing immediate assistance to meet the critical needs of affected communities, and to take the necessary actions to mitigate the situation before it becomes catastrophic.

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Mothers and children scratching a living on Eldoret dump

Report
Guardian

Extreme poverty drives some Kenyans to scavenge through rubbish dumps for materials to sell for recycling. At the main dump in Eldoret, a town in Kenya’s Rift valley with a population of 280,000, people sift through debris, despite the risks of disease and injury, and the threat of violence. Even though primary education is free in Kenya, many children work at the dumps to help support their family

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One School Can Make a Difference

In Kenya, Food for the Hungry (FH) worked to help build a school. While education helps a child’s future, it does so much for them today as well.

The Lakartinya School is making a huge impact in children’s lives. Here are some ways children are being supported.

Giving Girls a Chance

Many times, boys are favored over girls for receiving an education in Kenya. When FH works with a community, it also works with parents. Now, parents living in the communities near the Lakartinya school understand the importance of education for both boys and girls.

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Canada Helping Children in Remote Regions of Kenya Access Quality Education

Canada’s support to UNICEF will help provide more children with specialized teachers, safe schools, and more effective delivery of education in remote communities

August 21, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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UNHCR Operational Update Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya 1-15 August 2014

Highlights

  • A ‘Go and See Visit’ to Kismayo, Somalia, took place from 4th to 8th August. The visit enabled 19 refugee representatives from the five Dadaab camps to inform themselves about the economic and socio-political realities in Kismayo. Upon their return, the refugee delegates shared their experiences with the camp residents through radio talk shows and meetings.

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Kakuma Operational Update 14th – 20th August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 20th August 2014, Kakuma had received 42,228 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 177,670. Out of this figure, 171,807 had been registered by UNHCR and DRA as at 18th August 2014.

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Kakuma Operational Update 7th – 13th August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 13th August 2014, Kakuma had received 41,890 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 177,330. Out of this figure, 170,591 had been registered by UNHCR and DRA as at 8 th August 2014.

  • 122 urban refugees were received in the past week, bringing the total number received in Kakuma by DRA to 5,980 as at 13th August 2014.

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Wajir County Drought Monthly Bulletin for July 2014

Situation Overview

  • The county drought situation is at late phase of alert stage on worsening trend following the depressed rainfall performance.

  • The month of July marked the climax of the cold ‘hagai’ season which was generally characterized by cloudy weather conditions and reduced maximum day time temperatures. No rain was received during the month.

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Inter Agency Response Analysis Field Mission East Pokot, Baringo County 14th – 19th July 2014

Need for emergency food, water and livestock interventions in East Pokot as drought worsens

8 August, 2014-Nairobi - The Sub-County of East Pokot, Baringo County is facing severe drought conditions. Due to inconsistent rains in 2014, households are currently unable to meet their basic food and water needs as well as sustain their livestock.

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Kakuma Operational Update 1st – 6th August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 6 th August 2014, Kakuma had received 41,780 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 177,210. Out of this figure, 169,652 had been registered by UNHCR and DRA as at 4th August 2014.

  • 104 urban refugees were received in the past week, bringing the total number received in Kakuma by DRA to 5,961 as at 6 th August 2014.