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12 Mar 2015 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Following the fire incident that was reported yesterday evening on 10th March 2015 in Mukuru Kayaba slum that left 693 households homeless with 8 persons injured (5 critical and 3 minor). Barely less than 24 hours two other cases of fire incident were reported today at Mukuru Kwa Reuben where the fire broke out at 0920hrs and Mukuru Fuata Nyayo at 1300 hrs.

17 May 2013 description

Political and Security South-central:

On 6 May, Al Shabab fighters ambushed the Raskambooni police base in Dobley town.
The armed clashes lasted more than half an hour and one Raskambooni soldier died during the attack and three others were seriously injured. Two days later, the militants launched another hit and run attack against the Somali government forces manning a checkpoint at Shaqalaha neighborhood on the exit road to Afmadow west of Kismayo.

No casualties were reported. Tension remains high in Dobley and its surrounding areas.

05 May 2013 description

Political and Security

Mogadishu has experienced a number of security incidents in recent days.

On 2 May, the Representative met with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior and National Security to present UNHCR's concept of a Durable Solution Platform for IDPs. Further discussion and follow up is scheduled for the coming weeks.

01 Mar 2013 description

UNHCR Operation highlights

Somalia is the country generating the third highest number of refugees in the world, after Afghanistan and Iraq.

Somali people are facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. One in three Somalis is in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and one in every three children living in the South-Central region is malnourished.

UNHCR leads protection and emergency relief interventions targeting 700,000 IDPs out of a total IDP population estimated between 1.1 and 1.36 million and over 2,300 refugees in Somalia.

18 Sep 2011 description

SITUATION: A gasoline pipeline explosion earlier this week (Monday, Sept. 12) in the Sinai district of Nairobi, Kenya, killed at least 96 persons, prompting renewed worries about the vulnerabilities of poor communities to hazards like unsafe pipelines.

A 2008 report by the University of Nairobi indicated that the largest slum areas of Nairobi were constructed on land not suitable for human habitation, the Associated Press reported in the wake of the disaster.

15 Sep 2011 description
report Caritas

Caritas Kenya is supporting survivors of a huge fire that devastated the Sinai slums in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on 12 September.

Over a hundred people were killed and a hundred more injured after a pipeline burst and leaked fuel into the Ngong river, which passes through this slum area. Kenya Pipeline Company managing director Selest Kilinda blamed a faulty valve.

People from the densely populated shanties had already started siphoning the fuel when the fire started. People cooking close to the pipeline may have sparked off the inferno.

30 Jul 2011 description

CHF 205,575 was allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in replenishing non food items used in delivering immediate assistance to some 4,667 households affected by fires for a period of one month.

18 Oct 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund


- Violent attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, have caused over 402,000 people to flee their homes since March. Tensions are high in the Great Lakes region with new refugee movements taking place into neighbouring countries. In Western Kenya, 67,000 people remain internally displaced following the Mt.