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.
Market Access for refugee made products
As at 15 April 2016, Kakuma had received 53,253 refugees from South Sudan. This brings the total registered camp population to 189,913.
The day of a child’s birth should be a day filled with joy, but for many Kenyans, it is a day of fear. For the most unfortunate, it is a day of tragedy.
For Atieno, a woman living in western Kenya, the fear lasted for days. She laboured for more than 72 hours at home in her rural village. There was heavy bleeding and when Atieno finally delivered her daughter, it was without the help of a skilled birth attendant or life-saving products such as oxytocin to stop bleeding.
The vaccination targets 460,000 children aged below 14 years from across the county.
A one-week campaign aimed at kicking out measles from Mandera County has been launched.
County Health Executive Ahmed sheikh Mohamed said the campaign launched Monday is in partnership with Unicef and the World Health Organisation and is aimed at vaccinating 460,000 children aged below 14 years from across the county.
Measles outbreak was first reported in December 2015 in Mandera West Sub-County and has so far claimed two lives.
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Rainfall: Average erratic amount of rainfall were received for 5 days in the month of March.
Vegetation condition: Pasture and browse conditions were fair and above normal at this particular time of the year. The pasture quality and quantity was good in the MF and fair in the MMF.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Drought Phase: NORMAL
50% of biophysical indicators show fluctuations below the expected seasonal range.
In Nadapal, a village in northern Kenya, residents had no access to sanitation, and instead practised open defecation in the bushes. Illnesses including diarrhoea, malaria and cholera were common.
Now, however, many of the households in Nadapal have built their own latrines within easy reach and have access to safe, sustainable sanitation for the first time, after Practical Action began implementing the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach.
by Georgina Smith
Stepping Into the Breach: Facilitators Guide Adversaries to Nonviolent Solutions
A research project tackling malnutrition among vulnerable populations in Kenya and Uganda is launched in Nairobi today.
The three-year initiative targeting women aged 15-49 years of reproductive age, and children aged 6−59 months, aims to develop a quick-to-cook porridge from at least four food groups, affordable for poor communities.
14,903 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children Households provided with cash grants since 1st January2016
1,288,598 NFIs distributed since January 2015
2,931 Shelters distributed since January 2015
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
As at 31 March 2016, Kakuma had received 52,865 refugees from South Sudan. This brings the total registered camp population to 188,823.
Article 25 of the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) states that persons with disabilities should have the same range, quality and standard of free or affordable health care, including in the area of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), as provided to other persons. Yet, the needs of crisis-affected populations with disabilities are notably absent from global SRH and gender guidelines and standards for humanitarian practice.
Witness Interference Undermined Trial
(Brussels) – Efforts by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to bring to justice those responsible for Kenya’s deadly 2007-2008 election violence have been marred by what the court previously suggested was systematic interference with witnesses, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 5, 2016, ICC judges vacated crimes against humanity charges against Deputy President William Ruto and a former broadcaster, Joshua arap Sang, ending the last ICC prosecution directly related to the violence.
A preliminary emergency appeal was launched on 19 October 2011 for 27,618,017 Swiss franc (plus an estimated 3,050,000 Swiss franc for emergency response units) to assist 60,000 beneficiaries for 12 months.