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11 Oct 2018 description

By: Illana M. Lancaster; Sahlim Charles Amambia, Felix Bivens, Munira Hamisi, Olivia Ogada, Gregory Ochieng Okumu, Nicolas Songora, Rehema Zaid

25 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR’s pioneering sets a new benchmark for initiatives seeking to ensure that more refugee youth have access to quality post-primary education. It is an investment in the future of refugee youth, unlocking their potential and leading them towards solutions.

10 Sep 2018 description

As western governments reduce funding for refugees in East Africa, aid programmes are being forced to shut down, leaving refugees in crisis. "Fast and furious budget cuts are hitting the East Africa aid sector hard. If more funding isn't found, malnutrition will rise, schools will close, and water -borne diseases will break out. Rich nations should step up to support countries that are still accepting refugees. We have a window to avoid a refugee catastrophe in East Africa if we act now," warned Nigel Tricks, Regional Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

30 Aug 2018 description

Transformative UK aid projects will protect the agricultural sector and small-scale farmers across the continent

From: Department for International Development and The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

  • UK support will help tackle killer cattle diseases and grow smaller scale farms into major commercial operations

30 Aug 2018 description

Shamsa is using 'Trace the Face' to try to locate her son who decided to take the risky journey to Europe.

Each year, thousands of migrants go missing on their way to Europe. Families get separated, loved ones end up in different corners of the world, unaware of where their relatives are and whether they are safe.

19 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In March 2018, approximately 2.55 million people were food insecure1 , down from 3.4 million as from August 2017. The record-high March to May rains resulted in significant improvement of food security and nutrition status in the second quarter of 2018. Massive flooding across 40 out of 47 counties, affected 800,000 people and displaced 291,171 (approximately 47% children) and 186 killed by mid-May 2018

• A total of 114,543 acutely malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 31 May 2018 with UNICEF support.

19 Jun 2018 description

The much-anticipated Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), expected in late 2018, together with the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), promise to revitalize refugee response through a multi-stakeholder “whole of society” approach. At a time when the international community is grappling with fundamental questions such as the equitable sharing of responsibility for refugees, the views and opinions of citizens in East Africa are invaluable in charting new directions.

25 May 2018 description

By Isaiah Esipisu

ISHIARA, Kenya, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Even during the dry season, Venanzio Njiru's farm stands out as a rare patch of lush greenery in this arid part of east Kenya.

The former Mombasa street hawker's fields are a mosaic of fruit trees, maize planted in water-holding pits, legumes and sugarcane.

On his two acres, in Embu sub-county in eastern Kenya, Njiru also keeps cattle, chicken, goats, and - despite the dry conditions - fish in water storage ponds.

14 May 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

Ambassador Amina Mohamed EGH, CAV is the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Government of Kenya and co-chair of High Level Platform for Girls Education. Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 2018 (IPS) - Consider this. Boko Haram, the ISIS-affiliated insurgent group has sent 80 women to their deaths in 2017 alone.

The majority of suicide bombers used by terror group Boko Haram to kill innocent victims are women and children, US study reveals.

18 Apr 2018 description
report Oxfam

The World Bank shouldn’t forget its goals to “end poverty and boost shared prosperity” as it increasingly relies on the private sector to finance development, Oxfam warned at the start of the institution’s Spring Meetings.

19 Feb 2018 description

Humanitarian aerospace is one of the cutting-edge fields in which the Sentinel Project operates, through its subsidiary initiative Sarus Humanitarian Aerospace. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and commonly called drones, can be widely used for peaceful, humanitarian, and environmental protection purposes. Making use of the technical abilities of drones enables non-government organizations to access areas that are unsafe or off limits to their personnel.

31 Aug 2017 description
report EastAfrican

By Fred Oluoch

Kenya will have to wait to reduce the number of refugees it hosts as its voluntary repatriation and closure of camps plan has run into challenges.

Lack of resources, insecurity in Somalia and opposition by human rights groups have forced Kenya to hold its horses.

In July, for example, only 3,248 refugees — out of 241,355 —took advantage of the voluntary repatriation programme. A total of 28,924 refugees have returned to Somalia this year.

24 Jul 2017 description

July 14, 2017 - The creation of an emergency hub in Nairobi by World Health organization has been well received by the Kenyan government and partners.

The initiative was recently introduced in Nairobi by Dr Ibrahima-Soce Fall, the WHO AFRO director for Emergencies when he met the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for health Dr Cleopa Mailu, MOH officials and various partners. These included CDC, Office for coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA), World Bank, UNICEF, USAID, and UNHCR, International Federation for the Red Cross and Red Crescent and GIZ.

14 Mar 2017 description

In Romans Manyiel Garang’s classroom, there are 180 students, some as old as 35 — ten years older than Garang himself. Garang is a primary school teacher in Kenya’s Kukuma Refugee camp, responsible for providing refugee children and some adults with a pathway to a brighter future while they wait to be resettled.

20 Jan 2017 description

Kakuma, 3 January 2017 – Children in the context of a refugee camp, an urban setting, or any other location around the world fall into a category of individuals who are extremely vulnerable. Simply looking at their status in the world will identify that. They are unable to make decisions on their own, and have to depend on others in order to survive. All individuals need psychosocial support for their wellbeing.

18 Jan 2017 description
report GAVI Alliance

*Organisations to collaborate on addressing supply chain challenges to improve developing country access to life-saving vaccines

Test programme announced with Kenyan Health Ministry: DHL and Gavi to provide efficient transport management solution for vaccine distribution*

Davos, Switzerland, 18 January 2017 - Deutsche Post DHL Group, the leading global mail and logistics company, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, today announced a global partnership to help improve vaccine supply chains in developing countries.

18 Aug 2016 description

SHARP strategies for outreach success in high-risk environments

INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES

A sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programme in Kenya and Uganda exceeded its target reach of men who have sex with men (MSM) by nearly three times thanks to innovative ways of working.

The experience of using non-traditional outreach models to provide sexual health services to MSM is offering valuable lessons.

20 Jun 2016 description
report World Vision

Shutting the world’s largest refugee camp could unleash a new wave of human migration across North Africa and Europe, according to World Vision UK. The international children’s charity issued its warning to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June 2016.

Closing the Dadaab camp in Kenya will risk a humanitarian disaster when 350,000 Somali refugees will be forced to move back to their home country.

20 Jun 2016 description
report World Vision

Shutting the world’s largest refugee camp could unleash a new wave of human migration across North Africa and Europe, according to World Vision UK. The international children’s charity issued its warning to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June 2016.