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- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Kenya: Floods - Apr 2016
- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
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- Active USG Humanitarian Programs in Kenya (Last Updated 09/30/18)
- Kenya: Half of the assessed households report insufficient access to food at Dadaab refugee complex
- Kenya launches 10-year Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework
- Four taken ill amid cholera fears in Tharaka-Nithi County
- Dreams Deterred: opportunities to promote self-reliance for Somali refugee youth in Kenya
A combination of human and natural disasters has generated a repeated wave of refugees in Somalia. Abdiwahab M. Ali and Badra Yusuf discuss how best to normalise their status and support integration.
Over the last two decades or so, the world has regarded Somalia as the most troubled region in the horn of Africa. The once peaceful and prosperous country is now plagued by conflict, violence and human rights abuses. A combination of human and natural disasters has generated a repeated waves of refugees.
By Jared Wright
May 13 2016: Kenyan authorities revealed last Friday plans to shut down its refugee camps within the next year. But are these plans serious steps towards eviction, or empty threats? Jared Wright analyses the implications.
Amid growing security and terror related concerns originating from its Somali neighbor to the east, Kenyan authorities revealed last Friday plans to shut down its refugee camps within the next year and relocate all refugees outside of Kenya.
January 7 2015: A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features articles on local initiatives in Syria, civil society in Colombia and more.
December 19 2014: For peaceful development to spread, local people must be able to take charge of their own approaches. Dr Karambu Ringera discusses how her organisation supports this work in communities around Kenya.
In a world which believes deeply in the idea of war as a means of building peace, it is difficult to imagine alternative ways of doing so. But it is clear to me that peace and change come when people begin talking to one another.
December 12 2014: The story of the violence which surrounded the Kenyan elections in 2007 is well known. But one aspect of it has received less coverage than others. With Kenya’s new constitution making it easier for Kenyans to try and secure justice – and prevent a repeat in the future – Claire Mc Evoy discusses the public and political response to the sexual and gender-based violence which remains common in Kenya today.
December 10 2014: Insight on Conflict’s Kenya Correspondent, Louise Khabure, outlines the history of Kenya’s local peacebuilding committees. Although the concept has been widely praised, their implementation has often created more problems than it has solved.
December 10 2014: With Al Shabaab attacks on the rise and the legacy of 2007's election violence still fresh in the collective memory, the debate around how best to provide security in Kenya has become increasingly militarised. Jeremy Lind argues that the potential for devolution to find a political rather than violent solution to competing interests risks being overlooked, as people look to central government for a solution.
November 14 2014: Kisuke Ndiku explores the causes of food insecurity, migration and conflict in the Horn of Africa – and the consequences for local communities.
Of the 160 million people living in the Horn of Africa, 70 million live in areas prone to extreme food shortages. 60% of the land is home to 22 million pastoralists. More than 40% of the population in the region is undernourished due to food insecurity and inadequate livelihoods. During the 2010-2011 droughts malnutrition was as high as 30%.
October 14 2014: Aden Abdi argues that a mixture of robust conflict management, good governance and addressing historical injustices are key to a durable solution, not just in Mandera but also across the whole of northern Kenya.