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Kenya: UNHCR donors' update, 15 - 31 Oct 2009

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This is a bi-monthly update of UNHCR's operational programmes in Kenya.

Dadaab

Registration of new Arrivals:

Dadaab continues to experience a continuous influx of refugees. More than 57,000 refugees have been registered this year with more than 51,000 of them being from Somalia. The overall population in Dadaab currently stands at 274,473.

El Nino Preparedness:

An inter-agency meeting with camp leaders was held on 19 October in Dadaab. Refugee leaders committed to provide the manpower required in the event of flooding as they requested for tools and other necessary materials to curb flooding. Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in collaboration with CARE issued sacks for sandbagging of tap stands to the community. Trenches redirecting water away from flood-affected tap stands were dug with much input from the community.

The technical assessment team from various agencies also visited the camp on 23 October to advice on areas where there was no consensus as to how best to alleviate the effects of flooding.

Inter-agency meetings continue to be held twice-weekly. WFP provided 30,000 more sacks to be used by refugees and agencies operating within the camps.