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21 Dec 2014 description

As the mother of six boys, a farmer and the leader of her farming group, Judith is the perfect example of a local saying - Empower a woman, and you empower an entire community.

Judith has a lot to smile about.

Just a few years ago, a bad harvest would have meant hunger for her family and the entire community. Now, thanks to her participation in a World Food Programme-supported project for local farmers, she and many of her neighbours have learned useful tools such as collective marketing that have allowed them to sell their crops at higher prices.

19 Dec 2014 description

The introduction of a fresh food voucher program by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in Dadaab refugee camp, has enabled 3000 pregnant refugee women and lactating mothers to access a variety of fresh vegetables and meat from various vendors in the camp. The initiative has also led to the increase of the number of refugee women attending clinics.

18 Dec 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The county government with the help of investors is seeking to have these children schooled through an informal programme.

  • The first beneficiaries of the programme will be 800 students selected from 16 schools in the county.

  • Each school which has a nursery school, primary and secondary school will select a concept to adopt from six categories.

  • The programme will be tailored on the areas of maritime, performing arts, sports, entrepreneurship, urban design, hospitality and leisure.

15 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 10th December 2014, Kakuma had received 44,575 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,336. As at 8th December 177,821 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

12 Dec 2014 description
report Peace Direct

December 12 2014: The story of the violence which surrounded the Kenyan elections in 2007 is well known. But one aspect of it has received less coverage than others. With Kenya’s new constitution making it easier for Kenyans to try and secure justice – and prevent a repeat in the future – Claire Mc Evoy discusses the public and political response to the sexual and gender-based violence which remains common in Kenya today.

09 Dec 2014 description

As the mother of six boys, a farmer and the leader of her farming group, Judith is the perfect example of a local saying - Empower a woman, and you empower an entire community.

Judith has a lot to smile about.

Just a few years ago, a bad harvest would have meant hunger for her family and the entire community. Now, thanks to her participation in a World Food Programme-supported project for local farmers, she and many of her neighbours have learned useful tools such as collective marketing that have allowed them to sell their crops at higher prices.

08 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Security – police officer killed in Dagahaley camp

  • On 29th November, two young men armed with pistols shot and killed a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) police officer and injured his colleague in Dagahaley market. The injured police man was admitted to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in the camp and later evacuated to Nairobi.

First Garissa County Stakeholder Forum

08 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 3rd December 2014, Kakuma had received 44,457 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,218. As at 1 st December 177,454 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

05 Dec 2014 description

Episcopal Relief & Development will expand its maternal and child health programs in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia through the Empowering Rural Communities to Improve Child and Maternal Health project. The project’s goal is to end preventable child deaths by promoting life-saving behaviors and increasing the availability and use of high-impact health services in areas where people live far from medical facilities.

05 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background

03 Dec 2014 description
report Voice of America

Hilary Heuler
December 02, 2014 11:19 AM

TANA DELTA, KENYA— In Kenya’s Tana River Delta - an area plagued in recent years by ethnic violence - a new project is trying to defuse tensions by tackling the trigger for most attacks: rumors, which often spiral out of control. The project aims to make people think twice about what they hear about their neighbors.

01 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Executive Summary

The National HIV and AIDS Estimates process, led by the Ministry of Health, is designed to describe the impact of the epidemic at national and county levels. It estimates HIV prevalence and incidence, AIDS-related deaths, the impact of care and treatment and the number of pregnant women and children affected by HIV and AIDS and the current number of AIDS orphans.

30 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 11 million people are living as refugees or IDPs in the eastern Africa region.

28 Nov 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary
- The World Health Organization recommends a student-toilet ratio of 1:30 for boys and 1:25 toilets for girls.
- Of the 620 registered government public primary schools in Nakuru County, 482 do not meet this requirement.
- Nakuru County has a total of 9,655 toilets against a total student population of 323,447.
- The acute shortage of toilets has forced children to miss some lessons especially after their mid-morning break as the queues at the few available toilets are too long.

By JOYCE KIMANI

28 Nov 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Mr Daniel Wambua, a businessman in Mandera town told the Nation outside the KDF camp that hopes of being airlifted to Nairobi had diminished.
  • They had been camping at a military camp in Mandera since the attack fearing for their safety. They opted to leave by road after their long wait for government rescue came to naught.

By MANASE OTSIALO

There was mass exodus Thursday as people working in the terror-hit Mandera County have decided to flee by road.

27 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2012, an estimated 1.6 million people were living with HIV and roughly 57,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses.

  • Since 2007, the World Bank's Total War Against AIDS Project counseled over 5 million people for HIV and provided grants to more than 10,000 community-based organizations so that they can respond to local needs in HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation.

24 Nov 2014 description

By: Winnie Kamau, IFRC

With World Humanitarian Summit consultations for eastern and southern Africa having taken in October, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is preparing its contributions on issues it wishes to influence. In eastern Africa, that involves working with the Kenya Red Cross Society to conduct community consultations in the urban Mathare slums of Nairobi, and the rural Magarini slums in Malindi.

21 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 20th November 2014, Kakuma had received 44,282 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,126. As at 16th November 177,070 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

19 Nov 2014 description
report Adeso

Despite gains made by the Kenyan government in recent years, for many children living in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands education remains a far-fetched dream. In counties such as Marsabit, which are predominantly inhabited by pastoralists who seasonally migrate in search of pasture, accessing the formal schooling system is particularly challenging. As a result, the County exhibits the poorest education indicators in Kenya, with literacy levels as low as 20%.