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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.

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Rights group sues Kenya over separated refugee children

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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:17 GMT
Author: Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Kenyan human rights group has taken legal action against the government, accusing it of separating 300 children from their parents who were arrested and taken to refugee camps four months ago.

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Education in Emergencies: The Case of the Dadaab Refugee Camps

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CIGI Policy Brief No. 47
BY: HAYLEY MACKINNON
PUBLISHED: JULY 29, 2014

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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.