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UNICEF Kenya Humanitarian Situation Report, September 2016



  • Nutrition surveys have revealed an increased caseload of acute malnourished children in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL). Response is ongoing in counties with high acute malnutrition (>15% GAM) with interventions including: mass screening, integrated outreach and coordination for multi-sectoral response.
  • The last reported case of cholera was in Tana River County on 10 September 2016. However, the ongoing dry season could result in an outbreak where access to safe water is limited. In Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, risk factors include continued cholera outbreaks in neighboring South Sudan and Somalia, and the upcoming rainy season.
  • The expected below-average short rains are likely to produce only limited seasonal improvements in household food security. The continued deterioration of drought conditions in already affected areas, may also occur.
  • By end of September 2016, a total of 32,659 Somali refugees in Dadaab voluntarily returned to their home country (26,558 of these people retuned to Somalia in 2016). More than 68 percent of the returnees are children who require comprehensive child protection services.
  • UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal for Kenya is still 41 percent unfunded. No humanitarian funding has been received in the third quarter of 2016.