Since January 2013, at least 181 people have been killed, 217 injured and over 52,000 people newly displaced from their homes as a result of inter-communal conflict in Kenya. Recent localised clashes have been attributed to competition over political representation, land and resources.
The most affected areas are in North Eastern, Rift Valley and Western provinces. The Government in collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross Society and NGO partners are providing humanitarian assistance, with support from international partners.
Humanitarian access and operational constraints remain a challenge to effective humanitarian response.
The Government has deployed security forces and commissioned disarmament exercises in the affected areas. Conflict mitigation efforts have also been initiated at the local level. Humanitarian partners continue to call on all concerned to comply with applicable national and international humanitarian law principles in their efforts to restore peace and security in the affected areas.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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