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20 Jul 2017 description

Kalobeiyei, Kenya 20 July 2017—Song and dance marked the ceremony where trainees of a Japanese technology were issued with certificates at Kalobeiyei Settlement in Kenya’s Turkana County.

Awarding the certificates to the graduates – which was a mixture of the host community and refugees- First Secretary at the Japan Embassy in Nairobi Mr. Ito Yo challenged them to put into practice what they had learnt to earn themselves a decent living.

19 Jul 2017 description

Kalobeiyei, 18 July 2017 – Renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, has signed an agreement with UN-Habitat to design as many as 12,000 new homes in the Kalobeiyei refugee settlement site in Northern Kenya.

Signing the agreement on site in Northern Kenya, Ban explained that the most important thing was to ensure that the design was sustainable.

10 Jul 2017 description

Nairobi, 10 July 2017 – Renowned architect, Shigeru Ban, will visit the Kalobeiyei refugee settlement site in Northern Kenya this week as part of a newly-established partnership with UN-Habitat.

Under a partnership with VAN, the Voluntary Architects Network, Mr Ban will develop potential shelter designs for residents of the camp based on socio-economic needs and available data from UN-Habitat. The two organizations will also conduct participatory design workshops with the community, and develop 20 shelter design models.

03 Jul 2017 description

FOREWORD

The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

02 Apr 2014 description

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

21 Mar 2011 description

UN Report Launched on World Water Day 2011 Outlines Actions Towards Reversing Unsustainable Path

Cape Town/Nairobi, 21 March 2011--Rapid urbanization over the last five decades is changing Africa's landscape and also generating formidable challenges for supplies of water and sanitation services says a new UN report released today.

According to the Rapid Response Assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN-Habitat, urban centres in Africa are growing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world.

Today 40 percent of Africa's one billion people …

05 Jun 2009 description

Ethiopia, 5 Jun 09 - Around 10,000 people from poorest neighbourhoods in Harar City, in Ethiopia, are set to benefit from a UN-HABITAT project, completed in December 2008, which will provide water and sanitation facilities

Members of the Dehoch community are the beneficiaries of a project implemented under the second phase of Water for African Cities Programme. Within the community, 85 households, approximately 300-350 people, will be the owners and direct beneficiaries of the water and sanitation facilities.

23 Mar 2006 description

Mexico City, 23 March 2006 - UN-HABITAT and the African Development Bank (ADB) have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding to improve urban water and sanitation in African cities in coming years with Bank funding worth 500 million US dollars.