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20 Mar 2008 description

While the security situation in Kenya has improved as a result of the Feb. 29 power-sharing agreement between Kenya's President, Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader, Raila Odinga, international media continues to report incidences of sporadic violence, including several deaths and burning of homes in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya.

A CCF Kenya emergency core team is in place to institute and run child protection activities in three informal urban settlements where Child Centered Spaces will be located.

24 Feb 2008 description

By Martin Hayes, Child Protection Specialist

When the post-election violence broke out in Kenya, many CCF workers were on Christmas break with their families. Bernard, a CCF staff member, and his family were visiting relatives in the western region of Kenya - one of the most affected areas of the country when he heard the news. Bernard rushed back to the office in Nairobi, to begin responding to the crisis, while preparing his wife and 8-month-old son, Ryan-Kwee to join him.

08 Feb 2008 description

CCF is helping Kenya in the wake of post-election violence by partnering with other humanitarian agencies to conduct a sexual violence assessment in the most affected areas of the country.

Spearheaded by U.N.

04 Feb 2008 description

By Jane Nandawula Okumu, Communications Manager for CCF-Uganda

Forty-year-old John had looked forward to the Kenyan elections. The father of six and owner of a small shop a few miles from the Ugandan border, he had no reason to suspect the elections would go horribly wrong or that he and his family would become refugees, fleeing the violence.

"On the 27th of December, my family and I were indoors listening to the election result announcements on the radio. On the 28th, we fled," John said.

04 Feb 2008 description

In light of the violence that has broken out in post-election Kenya, CCF-Kenya National Director, Dennis O'Brien, met to debrief staff at the Richmond office on Jan. 29. O'Brien discussed the volatile state of Kenya and the current status of staff and CCF-assisted families.

24 Jan 2008 description

Deep creases in Mary's forehead reveal her concern for her children. Mary has two children with mental disabilities and two children she took in from the streets. She was already struggling to care for her family when post-election violence broke out in Nairobi, Kenya.

Late one night she and her family packed their few belongings and fled their home in the slums of Nairobi due to increased violence in their community.

23 Jan 2008 description

Security continues to be a top concern in Kenya as violence stemming from the Dec. 27 presidential election continues.

CCF staff in Nairobi report that ethnic tension is high which severely restricts movement within the slum areas. Informal road blocks slow the movement of minority ethnic groups to other slums.

09 Jan 2008 description

The instability and violence stemming from the Dec. 27 presidential elections in Kenya is continuing to present security issues for many Kenyans. CCF's national office in Nairobi is now open, although the security situation remains volatile. CCF staff have been hindered in traveling to the program areas.

'The security of our staff is of utmost importance,' CCF President and CEO Anne Lynam Goddard said. 'In order to properly support families and children, we must first ensure the safety of our staff.

09 Jan 2008 description

January 14, 2008

The post-election unrest in Kenya is slowly settling, violence remains sporadic, and the threat of new uprisings still lingers.

07 Jan 2008 description

Following the violent clashes in Kenya, 5,400 refugees are estimated to have entered Uganda, in an area where CCF works with local communities.

03 Jan 2008 description

Violence has broken out in Kenya following the country's Dec. 27 presidential, parliamentary and civic elections. Most of the incidents have occurred in urban areas, particularly Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombassa and Kakamega.

As of Jan. 3, 2008 media reports estimate that 100,000 people have been displaced from their homes and more than 300 lives lost. Looting, arson and fighting have been reported since the election results were released on Dec. 30.

20 Jun 2006 description

By Judith Shikanda, CCF-Kenya Staff

Bit by bit, pound by pound, the little girl's health returns.

When the Christian Children's Fund team met Dorcas in November 2005 in Kenya, the 3-year-old girl could not walk or stand without assistance. Dorcas' tiny frame was wracked by third-degree malnutrition. She was immediately placed under CCF's care and emergency response feeding program.

22 May 2006 description

By Toni Radler
After months of drought, rains have come to drought-parched Kenya. The long rains (or major rainy season) started in April. In fact after months of drought, the rains have been so heavy that they have caused flooding in some parts of the country. But in spite of the rain, the food crisis has not ended in Kenya.

16 May 2006 description

By Judith Shikanda, CCF-Kenya Staff

28 Mar 2006 description

By Judith Shikanda, CCF-Kenya Staff

10 Mar 2006 description

As prolonged drought turns to famine in Kenya, Christian Children's Fund (CCF) is expanding its emergency assistance in Kenya and is appealing for the world to turn its attention to the slowly unfolding but massive disaster that is occurring in Eastern Africa.

03 Mar 2006 description

As prolonged drought turns to famine, Christian Children's Fund (CCF) is expanding its emergency assistance in Kenya, which is experiencing drought conditions in 27 of the arid and semi-arid districts, and is appealing for the world to turn its attention to the slowly unfolding but massive disaster that is occurring in Eastern Africa.