Kenya

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OCHA - Situation Report - Highlights ()

  • Increased food insecurity and protection risks are reported in urban settlements as a result of COVID-19 related movement restrictions and social distancing measures.
  • Shortage of protective equipment is impacting the ability of aid workers to effectively response to needs, in particular health services.
  • Fear of stigma as well as an increasing reports of defying Government directives of social distancing and movement restrictions are key challenges to the COVID-19 response.
  • Since the beginning of the country’s ‘long rains’ season in early March, more than 233,000 people have been affected, including over 116,000 displaced.
  • The livelihoods of 3.1 million people could be at risk due to desert locust infestation.
Handwashing facility in Kibera, Kenya
Children practice handwashing at a UNICEF-supported water station in the informal settlement of Kibera, Nairobi, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: UNICEF Kenya/Michael Ilako
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Kenya Situation Report, 14 May 2020

HIGHLIGHTS Increased food insecurity and protection risks are reported in urban settlements as a result of COVID-19 related movement restrictions and social distancing measures. Shortage of...

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GIEWS Country Brief: Kenya 12-May-2020

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT Abundant rains in March and April benefited establishment and development of 2020 “long-rains” crops Severe desert locust outbreak affecting country, with crop losses expected...

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  • Children in Need

    2,390,000 11% increase since 31 May 2019

    Source: UNICEF
  • Food Insecure People

    2,031,200 28% increase since 30 Jun 2019

  • Refugees & Asylum-Seekers in Kenya

    488,867 No change since 30 Nov 2019

    Source: UNHCR
  • Somali Refugees & Asylum-Seekers in Kenya

    264,265 1% increase since 30 Nov 2019

    Source: UNHCR
  • S. Sudanese Refugees & Asylum-Seekers in Kenya

    121,548 No change since 31 Dec 2019

    Source: UNHCR
  • S. Sudanese Refugee Arrivals in Kenya (per year)

    1,143 89% decrease since 31 Dec 2019

    Source: UNHCR

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