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UNHCR Kenya Factsheet - November 2015

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  • 15,630: Identified unaccompanied minors - 86: Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015 - 1,288,598: NFIs distributed since January - 2,931: Shelters distributed since January

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  • UNHCR Kenya officially launched the Artists for Refugees project at the Alliance Française in Nairobi on 04 November.
    The colourful event was attended by refugees from Dadaab, Kakuma and Nairobi who showcased talent in art, music and culture.

  • On 6th November, Somalia Prime Minister His Excellency Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke visited Dadaab refugee camps accompanied by the Juba land President, Ahmed Mohamed Islam, high level authorities from the Governments of Somalia and Kenya and UNHCR Country Representatives for Kenya and Somalia. The delegation toured Ifo 2 camp of Dadaab and had the opportunity of meeting refugee representative and interacting with refugees at a schools, Hospitals and Integrated Return Help Desks.

  • UNHCR in collaboration with UNFPA and UN Women officially launched the HeForShe campaign commissioned by the UN Secretary General recognizes that gender inequality is a human rights issue and encourages men to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.

  • 16 Days of Activism was officially launched on 25 November in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps as well as in the Urban Operation and its environs by UNHCR and partners.

  • A team from ECHO was on a flight monitoring mission to Kakuma on 20 November. The team comprised of officials from the Brussels and Nairobi offices came to assess how ECHO Flight operations work in Kakuma. They also visited the camp to focus on preparedness activities implemented by UNHCR and partners in anticipation of El Nino.

  • A team from Africa Lily, a company that produces handmade leather products was in Kakuma to explore how they can build the capacity of refugee groups making bags in the camp. UNHCR would consider sending some beneficiaries for training at Africa Lily workshops in Nairobi.

  • The new Director General of DG ECHO, Monique Pariat was on a one day familiarization visit to Kakuma Camp. The DG was accompanied by an ECHO delegation, UNHCR Kenya Country Representative and heads of UNICEF, IRC and WFP offices in Nairobi.

  • During the Pope Francis visit in Kenya, on 26 November 2015 at United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), the Pope met and addressed 12 Refugees from various nationalities. The refugees had shared a moment with the Pope, as he greeted each one of them.

  • Tripartite MoU with UNHCR, Strathmore University and Windle Trust Kenya (WTK) took place on 18th November 2015.
    This marks the beginning of offering of improved IT skills and business accountancy courses in Kakuma and Dadaab.