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- FEWS NET: East Africa: Maize, Regional Supply and Market Outlook, November 6, 2019. 14 Nov 2019
- OCHA: Kenya Flash Update No. 2: Floods | 5 November 2019. 7 Nov 2019
- WFP: WFP Airlifts Kenyan Government relief food as floods cut off major roads in parts of the country. 9 Nov 2019
- Mercy Corps: Relying on rainfall: How one community in Kenya is affected by climate change. 13 Nov 2019
- OCHA: Kenya: Heavy rains impact more than 100,000 people. 1 Nov 2019
When farmers and business owners in Kenya see rain clouds, they see income potential.
When they don’t see rain clouds, they see insecurity and loss.
These days, the rain clouds are rare. The loss is not.
Communities in Kenya, and around the world, are already bearing the brunt of the effects of climate change in their everyday lives.
And, to make matters worse, those same communities — some of the poorest in the world — often contribute to climate change the least.
International prices of wheat rose in October after declining during the past few months due to strong demand for exports and lower production prospects in key producing countries of the Southern Hemisphere. Prices of maize also increased, supported by reduced supplies in the United States of America and a pick-up in sales from Argentina and Ukraine. By contrast, slow demand and harvest pressure caused international rice prices to subside.
It is a sunny morning in Shobtoy village, Doomal, a small village in Banisa constituency in the Mandera county of north-eastern Kenya. A cool breeze softens the heat of the rising sun and people move around with smiles on their faces. This was not the atmosphere few weeks back when people struggled to suppress stubborn tears, spoke with quavering lips and hands trembling.
Shobtoy Village was raided at the time by armed militia, in a retaliatory attack that killed at least 15 people. But there are no noticeable signs of distress here now, until you start talking to people.
2,243,973* South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 September 2019 (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload).
61,280* South Sudanese refugee’s arrivals so far in 2019, with some 1,974 refugee arrivals in September 2019.
299,162 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.46 million IDPs with 12 per cent inside six UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.
3.9 million persons of concern (South Sudanese refugees in the region;
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees in South Sudan)
Kalobeyei Settlement, Turkana, Kenya, November 2019 - Children living in and around a refugee settlement in north western Kenya suggested their settlement came up with a wide variety of ideas about how public spaces could be used including swimming pools, football fields, playgrounds and green spaces.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the “Food for Education” school visit, in Nairobi today:
I am here because all of you have worked together to find a solution for people and for planet.
Wawira, Tap2Eat and its partners are an example of putting people first — in this case young people — including the children at this school. We know that when children are hungry there is no stomach for learning.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 66 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:
NAIROBI (11 November 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Zachary Muburi-Muita on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen the existing collaboration between the UN Human Rights Office and the ICGLR.
A letter from Annie & Dean
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is anything but ‘business as usual’. We need not incremental change, but bold change.
We need an earthquake that will tilt the system altogether, because little and incremental steps will not give us the world that we want.”
—Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
This 4Mi snapshot highlights protection risks faced by refugees and migrants on the move from and within East Africa and Yemen. The data draws from 2,713 interviews conducted between June 2017 and July 2019. 1,866 Ethiopians, 672 Somalis, 122 Eritreans, 42 Yemenis and 11 Djiboutians were interviewed.
The above total reflects the refugee population covered by the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan and includes Burundian refugees who fled since April 2015, as well as some 37,000 Burundian refugees who sought asylum in the region prior to April 2015. In addition to the population above, there are some 13,800 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya, 7,800 in Mozambique, 8,300 in Malawi, 9,200 in South Africa and 6,000 in Zambia who are assisted within the respective country-level programmes.
In 2019 As of 31 August
6,023 Submissions Target
3,262 UNHCR Submissions
39% Survivors of Violence and/or Torture
12% Women and Girls at-risk
9% Legal and/or Physical Protection Needs
Resettlement Achievements from 2012 to 2019
In 2018, largest resettlement submissions ever achieved out of Uganda
Continuous achievement of annual submission targets
In 2019, seven resettlement countries accepted to receive refugees from Uganda
Kenya has experienced heavy rains in the recent months across the country, affecting over 144,000 people in 25 counties.
Well above-average seasonal rains result in widespread flooding across East Africa
November 10th, 2019 ― Doha: A high-profile delegation from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has visited Chad, Cameroon, and Kenya to communicate with fellow National Societies and build mutual relations with the components of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, with a special focus on Africa. QRCS’s delegation comprised Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General, and Dr. Fawzi Oussedik, Head of International Relations. During its four-day stay in Chad, the delegation visited the Red Cross of Chad and some humanitarian projects for the vulnerable communities.
NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began on Saturday airlifting Government of Kenya relief food and supplies to areas cut off by widespread flooding.
In response to a formal request by the Government, WFP deployed a Mi-8 helicopter to deliver life-saving assistance to families in parts of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Tana River counties.