The cumulative impact of inter-communal conflict in Kenya steadily increased in 2013 with a dramatic escalation in December during the deadly clashes in Moyale,
By year-end, 488 people had lost their lives, 1,270 had been injured and 55,060 people had fled their homes due to the violence. Recent localised clashes have been attributed to competition over political representation, land and resources.
The most affected areas are Moyale, in Marsabit County, Mandera County and Tana River County. The Government, in collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross Society and NGO partners, has responded with food and non-food 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, peacebuilding and reconciliation initiatives, 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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