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27 Jun 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage cancers, are also on the rise.

In Summary

  • Thousands of other Somalis were arriving at Dadaab each month, weak from the long walk and too little to eat.
  • One in five of the newly arrived children were severely malnourished.
  • Last year saw a major outbreak of cholera in the camp, and there are regular cases of measles, mainly among new arrivals from Somalia.
  • Mental health conditions among the population are very common.

By MELAT HAILLE

27 Jun 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Mr Grandi said the population of non-Somalis at Daadab was estimated at 60,000.

In Summary

  • Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the exercise will enable authorities to establish the exact number of people in the camps and their true status and identities.

By LILLIAN MUTAVI and KEVIN J. KELLEY

The government has launched an exercise to establish the identity of all residents of Dadaab refugee camp.

This comes in the wake of the enhanced voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees staying in Kenya.

27 Jan 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • There have been tremendous advances in tackling impunity for serious crimes over the past 20 years, in particular through the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, and the International Criminal Court.

  • For those seeking justice, accountability, and an end to the country’s longstanding culture of impunity, the African Union’s commission of inquiry on South Sudan is a beacon of light.

22 Jul 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • She is one of an estimated 1,500 Kenyans living in the camp; these are the remnants of about 4,000 refugees who crossed into Uganda at the height of the 2007-2008 post-election violence that displaced at least 600,000 Kenyans. The ones who crossed the border had mostly fled from their homes in western Kenya, but many have since returned to their motherland.

30 Jun 2014 description
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In Summary

  • The herders were ambushed at Natapar location on Saturday

  • Deputy County Commissioner Erick Wanyonyi blamed the raid on the war in South Sudan

By SAMMY LUTTA

Four herdsmen were killed in an attack by Toposa raiders from South Sudan at the weekend.

The herders were ambushed at Natapar location on Saturday, according to Turkana Deputy County Commissioner Erick Wanyonyi.

The raiders also injured a boy before driving away an undetermined number of animals.

23 May 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By MABIOR MACH, NATION CORRESPONDENT IN JUBA

JUBA, Thursday

At least ten civilians have been killed and several others wounded in a fresh rebel assault in South Sudan’s oil-rich Upper Nile State, the military said Thursday.

Army spokesman Col Philip Aguer said the deceased - four children, four women and two men - met their fate on Wednesday when rebels headed by former Vice President Riek Machar attacked Barliet County, southeast of the state capital Malakal.

13 May 2014 description
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By SAMMY LUTTA

Turkana County Governor Josphat Nanok has said Kakuma refugee camp is filled to capacity and more land is needed for its expansion.

Mr Nanok said a crisis meeting will be held as soon as possible to address the challenge.

The meeting, dubbed Donor Ground Table Meeting in Turkana for Turkana, will involve leaders and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees officials.

He urged the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to increase number of staff attending to the refugees due to an influx after violence erupted in South Sudan.

19 Apr 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Some 281 refugees have been taken back to their camps from Nairobi in the last three days, the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination has said.

The ministry’s director of communication Mwenda Njoka said this was in line with government policy to have refugees settled only in gazette refugee camps.

The refugees who were netted during the ongoing security operation in Nairobi and screened at Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma camps.

19 Apr 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By AGGREY MUTAMBO

More than 100 refugees have been taken to camps as the government insists it will not backtrack in clearing them from urban areas.

Refugee Affairs Commissioner Haron Komen told the Nation that 111 people were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps on Thursday night.

They were part of those detained in Kasarani Safaricom Stadium for scrutiny of their identification papers.

“This number only accounts for those that the government has transported,” said Mr Komen.

24 Feb 2014 description
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By KEVIN J. KELLEY

More than 18,000 refugees from South Sudan have been registered at Kakuma Camp as of Thursday, pushing its total population to just 3,000 shy of 150,000 limit set by the Kenya government.

The United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday it is working with Kenya's Department of Refugee Affairs in an effort to establish a new camp in Nakururum area.

Local communities have identified two possible sites, both about 80 kilometres from Kakuma on the road to Lokichoggio, the UN agency said.

20 Jan 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

More than 20 South Sudanese have been admitted to Lokichoggio sub-county hospital with signs of measles.

Eighteen of them are in an isolation ward.

“Laboratory analysis indicates that the patients are suffering from measles and (they) are receiving treatment at the Lokichoggio sub-county hospital,” said Dr Nelson Lolos, team leader of a medical team sent to the Kenya-South Sudan border.

Some of the patients had been moved to Kakuma refugee camp after receiving treatment, he said.

17 Jan 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By BARNABAS BII

A Sudanese fleeing his war-torn country has died of suspected yellow fever at a border post.

Medics sent to the area last Tuesday are yet to establish the cause of the death but they are almost certain it is yellow fever.

“The victim had exhibited signs of yellow fever before he died,” said medical team leader Nelson Lolos.

The medics were dispatched to the border after 17 refugees were suspected to be suffering from measles.

22 Dec 2013 description
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By DAVE OPIYO

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the military to evacuate Kenyans trapped in South Sudan, as the government confirmed that at least two Kenyans had died and six others injured in the deepening crisis.

The President issued the orders yesterday as it emerged that at least 1,600 Kenyans are still stranded in the restive South Sudan, but thousands of others have made their way out through Uganda.

21 Oct 2013 description
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JUBA, Sunday

South Sudan has declared itself a 'disaster zone' after escalating floods submerged more than six of its ten states.

The government is appealing to the international community to provide the badly needed humanitarian aid - food, shelter and medicine – to more than 150,000 vulnerable people identified in coordination with the humanitarian partners.

03 Oct 2013 description
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By BARNABAS BII More by this Author

Stringent security measures have been introduced at Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana County to deter Al-Shabaab militants from hiding there.

Refugees are being thoroughly vetted before being admitted and restricted from going to other parts of the county.

“We no longer accept refugees without referral letters from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,” said Turkana West police boss Jonathan Ngala.

He also said refugees would not be allowed to leave the camp without a compelling reason like medical treatment.

03 Jun 2013 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By BARNABAS BII bbii@ke.nationmedia.com AND WYCLIFF KIPSANG wkipsang@ke.nationmedia.com

IN SUMMARY

  • The government’s planned disarmament comes in the wake of rampant cases of insecurity in Baringo County which has left 15 people dead since the beginning of the year.

The government is to launch a disarmament operation to mop up illegal arms in insecurity prone parts of the North Rift region.

08 Jan 2013 description
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By BARNABAS BII bbii@ke.nationmedia.com

An influx of refugees has hit a refugee camp, sparking tension between the immigrants and locals over natural resources.

10 Dec 2012 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

JUBA, South Sudan

South Sudan's soldiers have killed 14 people in volatile Jonglei, an eastern state that has suffered ethnic massacres, alleged disarmament-related abuses and rebellion, officials said Monday.

Local officials insist the victims were civilians, but the army claims they were gunmen following rebel leader David Yau Yau, a former theology scholar from the Murle people who have been fighting on and off since April 2010,

The killings took place last week near the remote village of Gumuruk in Jonglei's Pibor county.