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11 Dec 2018 description
report American Red Cross

Video:Vaccines Save Lives: Traversing Kenya to Keep Kids Healthy

Each year in Kenya, more than 350,000 children miss their scheduled routine vaccinations. This omission leaves kids vulnerable to preventable diseases, such as measles and rubella. Humanitarians and governments around the globe have banded together to address this pressing problem and save lives.

11 Dec 2018 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity (QC) has provided urgent food aid for 20,000 people in many villages of the Eastern Province of Kenya, where drought has caused deaths, especially among children due to malnutrition, and the loss of large numbers of livestock, threatening the lives of nomadic pastoralists.

This emergency food project was implemented by QC’s office in the Kenyan capital Nairobi as part of the charity’s continuous efforts to support the Kenyan people, especially in areas affected by natural disasters such as floods and drought.

11 Dec 2018 description

Adequate access to safe water and improved sanitation services is central to achievement of better health and wellbeing of Kenya’s population. These services facilitate prevention of waterborne diseases which in turn may reduce mortality rates and health expenditure.

09 Dec 2018 description
report Dubai Cares

• Dubai Cares delegation visits Kenya to monitor and evaluate its Information Communication Technology (ICT) program

• Program benefits over 106,000 children and 1,300 teachers

07 Dec 2018 description

Summary

As of September 2018, close to 240,0001 mostly Somali refugees reside in Dadaab refugee complex. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia as well as reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is need to strengthen the knowledge of future return intentions and movement patterns of the refugee population. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in the three camps of Dadaab refugee complex (Dagahaley, IFO, Hagadera).

07 Dec 2018 description

NAIROBI – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing US$14.3 million (1.4 billion Kenyan shillings) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to more than 400,000 refugees living in northern Kenya.

With this contribution, WFP will provide direct cash transfers to refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma camps and in Kalobeyei settlement through February 2019.

06 Dec 2018 description

DIIS joins Kenyan and Danish partners in the Rights and Resilience project

While the UN climate negotiations get underway in Poland, a new collaborative research effort has kicked off. The Rights and Resilience project – also known as RARE – will investigate the little studied connections between climate change adaptation and land rights.

05 Dec 2018 description

Nairobi - Busia, located between Kenya and Uganda, is a town located at one of the busiest borders in East Africa. The Busia One-Stop Border Post was officially launched nine months ago with the aim of facilitating the efficient movement of persons and goods.

01 Dec 2018 description
report Carter Center

This report provides the findings of consultative forums conducted from May through August 2018 with youth and women in eight counties of Kenya on the factors that hinder and promote their political participation. The report offers recommendations to support their increased participation in the political sphere.

01 Dec 2018 description

Below-average short rains production expected in marginal agricultural areas

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01 Dec 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

28 Nov 2018 description

Despite harsh climatic conditions, Africa’s drylands support millions of people and contribute significantly to Kenya’s national economy, primarily through livestock products. However, these same areas are currently also bearing some of the heaviest burdens of climate change.

22 Nov 2018 description

Farm to Market Alliance’s mission is to create a thriving and sustainable agricultural sector that empowers farmers, forges strong markets and improves global food security. FtMA takes a demand-led approach in servicing smallholder farmers and the surrounding ecosystem. FtMA’s holistic value chain solution - PATH - supports African farming families to transition to commercial agriculture through four integrated strategic pathways. In Kenya, FtMA has been active since July 2017, delivering a full set of services across the PATH solution.

21 Nov 2018 description

Ongoing conflicts in central and eastern Africa continue to displace thousands of people, a majority of whom are women and children. The displaced report horrific cases of sexual and gender-based violence which they face at home, while on the run and even in the places where they eventually find refuge. Sexual violence continues to be used as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in South Sudan.

21 Nov 2018 description

Climate change can cause long-lasting, more frequent dry spells – a particular problem for pastoralists in the Horn of Africa as this leads to livestock losses, increased food insecurity and spiralling poverty. In Mandera County in northeastern Kenya, FAO is supporting pastoralists to grow pasture for livestock to strengthen households’ resilience to drought.