With WFP’s support, the government’s School Nutrition and Meals Strategy is near completion.
WFP held a consultative workshop with partners on transitioning asset creation households from transfers starting in July 2016.
WFP increased the food assistance of refugees in Kakuma to 100 percent of planned. Those in Dadaab continued to receive differentiated rations based on household size.
- Close to 640 000 people in Kenya are food insecure and more than 80% of these live in the country’s arid regions. Inter-clan conflict, insecurity and disease outbreaks also continue to destabilise many people’s lives in addition to drought. This year’s El Niño has led to torrential rains and floods causing damage and fatalities across the country.
- Kenya hosts nearly 600 000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia and the Great Lakes region.
The current Cholera Outbreak in the Dadaab Refugee Complex started on the 18-Nov-15. The index case definition was a boy aged ten years from Block T-6, IFO2. UNICEF’s 12-week Plan in response to the outbreak commenced December 2015 with initial funding from UNICEF Regular Resources (USD 629,000) and internal UNICEF loan from the Emergency Programme Fund (USD 700,000). However, challenges still exist especially within the host community as there is a rise in the number of cases.
The cholera outbreak which began on 26th December 2014 has affected a total of 30 counties. Twenty ve (25) of these counties have managed to successfully control the outbreak.
Amref Health Africa has opened a lactation room today in partnership with Alexander Forbes Kenya, which decorated and furnished the room. “I would like to really thank Alexander Forbes and the Amref Health Africa Kenya Country Office team. The Amref Health Africa Kenya Country Office team provided the room required, and Alexander Forbes was generous enough to fully equip the room,” said Amref Health Africa Group CEO, Dr Githinji Gitahi. He noted that the room was admirable due to its privacy, cleanliness and a proper storage facility.
During the reporting period, at total of 312 returnees have been assisted to voluntarily return to Somalia by flight: 159 to Mogadishu, 76 to Kismayu and 77 to Baidoa. Since the repatriation process started in December 2014, 63 road convoys and 75 flights have been organized to Somalia (67 Mogadishu, 4 Kismayu and 4 to Baidoa). In Total 13,800 returnees were supported as of 28th April 2016 out of which 7,703 were assisted between January and April 2016.
2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.
The Ministry of Health will on Monday launch a measles, rubella and tetanus vaccination campaign.
Children will get jabs of a new combined vaccine, which offers them double protection against measles and rubella. Rubella is often mistaken for measles.
Acting Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko said the ministry expects to vaccinate at least 19 million children in the country.
"If we do not conduct the campaign now, we risk having an outbreak," said Dr Kioko.
The campaign will run for nine days.
Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
Households provided with cash grants since 1st January2015
NFIs distributed since 1st January 2015
Shelters distributed since 1st January 2015
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 9 May 2016 00:01 GMT
Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation
DAKAR, May 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brian McSorley is a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) co-ordinator for Oxfam in Kenya, whose work with water and toilets takes him from slums to refugee camps.
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Three children drown as they try to cross a river on their way back from their grandmother’s.
The floods have displaced at least 300 families.
In Baringo’s Ilchamus ward, four people were confirmed dead and more than 4,000 others displaced.
And two bodies were separately recovered from the Indian Ocean in Mombasa County.
In Thika, scores of people were last night forced to spend the night away from their houses after flash floods fell a GSU camp perimeter wall.
As at 30 April 2016, Kakuma had received 54,163 refugees from South Sudan. This brings the total registered camp population to 190,822 with South Sudanese making up 52% of the overall camp population.
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