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23 Sep 2016 description

In their continued efforts to engage and promote skills development of the youth across Kakuma, LWF’s Youth Protection and Development office officially launched the Kakuma Premier League (KPL) to engage the youth in showcasing their football talents. The first opening match was played on July 30th 2016 at the Virunga Field in Kakuma 3, Zone 2. As these matches were being played, the team of 5 refugee athletes from Kakuma was in Rio preparing to participate in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

20 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 County Background

Turkana County covers an area of 77,000 square kilometers with an estimated population of 855,399 persons (KNBS 2009). The County is divided into six subcounties namely: Turkana Central, Turkana East, Turkana North, Turkana West, Turkana South and Loima. It consists of four livelihood zones, pastoral, agro-pastoral, fishing and formal employment (Figure 1).

2.0 COUNTY FOOD SECURITY SITUATION

2.1 Current Food Security Situation

20 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 County Background

Wajir County covers an approximate area of 56,685.9 square kilometres (Km2 ) with a total population of 661,941 people (KNBS, 2009) and annual growth rate of 3.22 percent. The county is divided into six administrative sub counties namely: Wajir north, Wajir south, Wajir west,
Wajir east, Tarbaj and Eldas. The main livelihood zones are agro-pastoral, pastoral all species, pastoral cattle, pastoral camel, and formal/informal employment.

2.0 COUNTY FOOD SECURITY SITUATION

20 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 County Background

West Pokot County is located in the North-Western part of the country. It is divided into four sub-counties, Pokot North, Pokot South, Pokot Central and Pokot West. The county covers an estimated area of 9,169.4 square kilometers with a population of 512,690 persons (KNBS, 2009) and has three main livelihood zones (Figure 1)

2.0 COUNTY FOOD SECURITY SITUATION

2.1 Current Food Security Situation

15 Sep 2016 description

Only one girl in 10 makes it to high school at Kakuma, but that’s no deterrent for this South Sudanese student with high ambitions.

On the first day of term at a secondary school in the desert of northern Kenya, Esther Nyakong, the head girl, leads her fellow pupils in assembly prayers in the yard.

01 Sep 2016 description
report ActionAid

In the UK 1st September means back to school. No doubt some parents are frantically making sure their children are fully equipped for the new school year, while many girls and boys are wishing the summer holidays would never end. But in Kenya, when children return to the classroom, some faces will almost certainly be missing - the faces of girls. Girls who are absent not by choice. Not because they don't want to study.

31 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Preliminary findings from nutrition surveys between May and July 2016 indicate the situation in Turkana, Baringo and West Pokot counties remain critical, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates over 20 percent in parts of Turkana (over 15 percent emergency threshold).

30 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Supporting #TeamRefugees and standing #WithRefugees

  • In support of #TeamRefugees playing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil parallel sport events were organized in Dadaab refugee camps.

On 9th August, four refugee sport teams competed in football matches in Hagadera and Ifo camps. Both players and fans expressed their support to #TeamRefugees on that occasion and signed the #WithRefugees petition.

29 Aug 2016 description
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Transitional justice and democratisation nexus:

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Nutrition surveys in Turkana show very high prevalence of moderate and severe acute malnutrition.

  • The Kenyan Government and UNHCR started a head count for all refugees in Dadaab.

  • Preliminary findings of the asset-creation evaluation are out.

  • WFP hosted a delegation from southern Africa to learn about linking farmers to schools.

24 Aug 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Two children paralysed in Borno state while vaccine-derived virus detected in Mathare and Eastleigh.

By Elizabeth Merab

In Summary

  • Ministry of Health experts have asked the government to boost immunisation across the country with special focus on areas with low coverage.

  • The new cases in Nigeria are a stark reminder that immunisation of children cannot stop, especially at a time when vaccine-derived polio virus is being detected in the environment.

23 Aug 2016 description

New, violent fighting in South Sudan has caused around 90,000 people to flee to the neighbouring countries. Most have arrived in Uganda, but also Kakuma Camp in Northern Kenya is receiving hundreds of people every week. Therefore people are moving in to the newest part of Kakuma, the settlement Kalobeyei before construction has even finished.