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29 Jun 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • President Mwai Kibaki declares drought a national disaster

  • Malnutrition levels reach new highs in Turkana and other northern districts

  • Government of Kenya waives tax on maize importation to avert shortages and stabilise prices

  • Government and humanitarian actors heighten response to drought

  • Insecurity in Turkana continues unabated: 17 killed in recent attacks

  • Security in Mobility calls on partners to build community resilience

31 May 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Maize and beans increased prices spark concerns of deepened food insecurity

Long Rains end after poor performance; Drought conditions deteriorate further

Food and Fuel prices impact on urban poor and pastoralists

Conflict over resources leaves more than forty people killed in May 2011

Humanitarian actors, donors and Government conduct mid-year review of the Consolidated Appeals Process

Concerns mount over resettlement process of IDPs in the Rift Valley

21 Apr 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The ICC holds its first hearing of post-poll violence cases.

• High costs of living contribute to increased vulnerability and dependency.

• Drought situation is worsening in ASAL areas.

• Water and sanitation initiatives are up scaled in drought and conflict affected areas.

• Efforts are underway to increase cross border collaboration with Somalia.

• Sectors gear up for the EHRP 2011+ mid year review.

17 Nov 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Harmonised draft constitution released for public scrutiny

- Some Mau settlers begin to vacate the forest

- Drought conditions continue to affect Kenya, with minimum improvements expected to food security by end of December

- Flood affected families return to their homes

- Cattle rustling incidents leave 11 dead in Isiolo

- Cholera affects 144 refugees and 44 locals in Kakuma

The information contained in this report has been compiled by OCHA from information received from the field, from national and international humanitarian partners and from other …

07 Oct 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Government leads Inter- Agency Contingency Planning for El Nino rains

- Torrential rains hit the western part of Kenya leaving thousands affected

- Three(3) people die and over 13,000 are affected by floods

- Food insecurity continues to affect millions

- Urban poor increasingly vulnerable and in need of assistance

- Cholera outbreak re-emerges in Turkana

- Thousands of refugees relocated to Kakuma from overcrowded Dadaab camps

The information contained in this report has been compiled by OCHA from information received from the field, from national and …

21 Aug 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Government launches a long-term National Economic Stimulus Program to address immediate drought needs, and revamp agro-infrastructure

- Long Rains Assessment results reveal dire needs in drought-hit areas

- Nutrition status of children indicate a worrying trend

- Ministry of Agriculture to lead food security assessment in Kenya's Grain Basket

- Humanitarian community observe World Humanitarian Day on 19 August

- IASC Kenya emphasises the need for an El Nino Contingency Plan

The information contained in this report has been compiled by OCHA from …

31 Jul 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- President Kibaki appoints commissioners to Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission

- Malnutrition levels increase among the urban poor and drought affected areas

- Government to review Operation Rudi Nyumbani (Return Home)

- Inter-Agency missions to the North and North-East reveal deteriorating drought conditions.

11 Mar 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings concludes his mission to Kenya with recommendations that spark protests

- Two members of OSCAR Foundation killed on 5 March

- Short Rains Assessment confirms ease in maize supplies but highlight affordability as key drives of food insecurity

- Kenyans reflect on one year since the signing of the National Peace Accord

The information contained in this report has been compiled by OCHA from information received from the field, from national and international humanitarian partners and from other official sources.

16 Feb 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Country grapples with outbreak of fire related incidences

- Challenges remain in the creation of a special tribunal

- Food insecurity remains critical in parts of eastern, coastal and northeastern province as Government outlines funding needs and launches labour intensive projects for youth

- Relief as new refugee site for an additional camp is secured

- Kenya hosts national conference on, "One Kenya, One Dream: The Kenya We Want"

The information contained in this report has been compiled by OCHA from information received from the field, from …

05 Nov 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Approximately 9,600 people were displaced in Mandera town due to the floods on 14 October and related clashes in the region.

- New flooding in Mandera Central district has submerged 600 hectares of farmland, affecting 1,200 households.

- Allegations have been made of serious human rights abuses perpetrated during a Joint Security Operation to disarm clans in Mandera Town.

- Approximately 10 IDP households fled to Mu'ngetho after they were attacked at the Githiriga transit site in Molo district.

- Two people were killed during clashes between farmers and …

08 Oct 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Households access only three litres of water per day in Mandera West district and Coastal districts face severe water shortages.

- Cholera outbreaks loom with forthcoming rainy season in areas affected by drought though short rains are expected to be poor in North Eastern regions.

- A total of 287 pastoralists have been killed in raiding incidents between January and September 2008.

- Community-members call for greater civic awareness on peace processes.