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07 May 2017 description

As of May 3, 2017, we had received 17 responses via SurveyMonkey, representing more than 15 counties across Kenya, and 14 organisations, including MoE.

According to respondents, the five most important approaches to adopt for Kenya in regard to EiE (by priority ranking) are:

  1. Develop school preparedness plans.

  2. Improve government coordination of EiE.

  3. Improve collaboration between government, UN, and NGO actors.

  4. Integrate disaster preparedness in curricula.

22 Nov 2016 description

Closure of Dadaab Refugee Camp, 2016

WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR RETURNEE CHILDREN?

According to UNHCR, more than 30,000 Somali returnees have been assisted since the start of the Voluntary Repatriation from Dadaab Refugee Camp, including 22,000 returnees in 2016 alone. By the end of 2016, it is expected that 50,000 will have returned home. Over 60 percent of the current population in Dadaab is aged under 18, with 42.8 percent being of school age (5-17) – 118,634 children.

19 Feb 2014 description

Education was interrupted and school time lost in areas affected by disasters such as conflict, floods and drought in Kenya. These disasters put many children at risk, exposing them to dangerous and rapidly changing situations. The education cluster was reactivated in 2013, and carried out several activities to strengthen emergency preparedness and response so as to ensure continuity of education in emergencies

10 Jan 2014 description

Conflict, floods and other factors have negatively affected learning in several areas of Kenya in the year 2013, leading to displacement, reduced enrolment, increased drop outs, low ECD-Primary-Secondary school transition rates, and poor attendance; there is need for interventions to restore normal learning in these areas. The food security situation in Kenya is expected to seasonally deteriorate from September through December 2013, and the Stressed areas may evolve into a Crisis with food gaps as from November through January 2014.

30 Dec 2013 description

At least 23 schools remained closed and 25 schools were used as rescue centres, hosting more than 1,221 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in six Counties ( Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Tana River, Samburu and Baringo) as a result of conflict and floods as at the end of the school term in November 2013. Learning facilities in these six Counties have been strained by an additional 4,147 pupils enrolled in 52 schools that were not directly affected.

Education in Emergencies Situation Update (30 December 2013)

30 Dec 2013 description

At least 23 schools remained closed and 25 schools were used as rescue centres, hosting more than 1,221 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in six Counties ( Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Tana River, Samburu and Baringo) as a result of conflict and floods as at the end of the school term in November 2013. Learning facilities in these six Counties have been strained by an additional 4,147 pupils enrolled in 52 schools that were not directly affected.