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23 May 2017 description

Highlights - The nutrition situation remains of concern across Kenya’s northern pastoralist and southeastern marginal agricultural areas. Surveys conducted in January and February report a Global Acute Malnutrition rate of up to 30 per cent in three sub-counties.

  • Depressed rainfall is reported over most of the country, especially eastern areas, during the March to May long rains season.

  • The long rains assessment is scheduled for the end of June and may lead to a revision of the Kenya Flash Appeal.

13 Apr 2017 description


• Since the declaration of the drought emergency by the Government of Kenya in February, humanitarian partners are working together with national authorities to scale up response activities targeting vulnerable people and families in the counties most affected by the drought.

• Over 1, 2 million people were reached in March through WFP, and Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) food and cash programmes.

03 Oct 2016 description

This report presents results of the mid-term review (MTR) of the Kenya United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) covering the period 2014-2018. The purpose of the review was: to provide an overall assessment of progress and achievements made against planned results; document challenges and lessons learned over the past two and a half years and assess significant developments that have taken place in the programming environment including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

10 May 2013 description

Nairobi, 10 May 2013: The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator would like to convey his condolences to the families and the communities affected by the current insecurity in Bungoma and Busia Counties.

10 Jan 2013 description

Nairobi, 10 January 2013: The United Nations would like to convey its condolences to the Government of Kenya, families and relatives of the communities affected by the current insecurity resulting from violent clashes in Tana River and other parts of the country.

27 Jul 2011 description

Nairobi, 26 July 2011. The United Nations Central Emergency Rapid Response Fund has released US$13.5 million equivalent to 1.25 billion Kenya shillings in response to the hunger situation in Kenya. The funds will be used to assist communities in arid areas mitigate the effect of the drought situation through agriculture, livestock, food aid, nutrition, health, water and sanitation. An additional 282 million Kenya shillings (US$3 million) will be used to specically support the refugee response.

29 Jun 2011 description


  • President Mwai Kibaki declares drought a national disaster

  • Malnutrition levels reach new highs in Turkana and other northern districts

  • Government of Kenya waives tax on maize importation to avert shortages and stabilise prices

  • Government and humanitarian actors heighten response to drought

  • Insecurity in Turkana continues unabated: 17 killed in recent attacks

  • Security in Mobility calls on partners to build community resilience

31 May 2011 description


Maize and beans increased prices spark concerns of deepened food insecurity

Long Rains end after poor performance; Drought conditions deteriorate further

Food and Fuel prices impact on urban poor and pastoralists

Conflict over resources leaves more than forty people killed in May 2011

Humanitarian actors, donors and Government conduct mid-year review of the Consolidated Appeals Process

Concerns mount over resettlement process of IDPs in the Rift Valley

21 Apr 2011 description


• The ICC holds its first hearing of post-poll violence cases.

• High costs of living contribute to increased vulnerability and dependency.

• Drought situation is worsening in ASAL areas.

• Water and sanitation initiatives are up scaled in drought and conflict affected areas.

• Efforts are underway to increase cross border collaboration with Somalia.

• Sectors gear up for the EHRP 2011+ mid year review.

24 Mar 2011 description


- Kenya Meteorological Department forecasts highly depressed Long Rains for North-Eastern Province

- Drought conditions set to worsen for Mandera, Wajir and Garissa

- Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and Ministry of Health scale up Nutrition interventions

- OCHA spearheads Ending Drought Emergencies Campaign

- Somalia conflict displaces more than 14 000 asylum seekers to Mandera-Kenya

- Fires in urban areas displace more than 25 000 people: Humanitarian response limited

21 Feb 2011 description


- Drought ravages livelihoods in northern districts and sparks alert concerns for southern-eastern districts

- UK's Department for International Development commits GBP 1 million to support timely response to drought

- United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs calls on Kenya to heighten preparedness initiatives to address drought

- Long-term interventions in 2011 EHRP-plus underfunded at minus 17 per cent

- Fires destroy property worth US$ 1 million in urban settlements in January and February 2011

- Grand Coalition Government …

17 Jan 2011 description


- Drought from La Nina dry spells interferes with livestock and agricultural production with implications for food security.

- OCHA sends out a call for proposal for early response for La Nina drought

- Kenya sets priorities in place for a USD 6 million CERF underfunded window allocation

- Kenya on high alert following yellow fever outbreak in neighbouring Uganda

- Humanitarian actors concerned that continued delay on the relocation of refugees; continued overcrowding in camps, and the deplorable conditions in the outskirts of the camps may lead to a public health …

15 Dec 2010 description


h- ICC to reveal the identities of six Kenyans to face The Hague

h- Contingency Planning for south Sudan in top gear La Nina effects being manifested in ASAL areas

h- Polio vaccinations on-going in high risk areas

h- An urban policy being developed to address vulnerability

h- Amnesty International released report highlighting human rights violation of Somali refugees

-h The EHRP appeals for US$ 525,827,794

The information contained in this report has been compiled by OCHA from information received from the field, from national and international humanitarian …

15 Nov 2010 description


? Resettlement of displaced population in Bula Hawa hampered by difficulties in access. No refugees left in BP1.

? Food insecure caseload reduces from 1.6 million to 1.2 million people

? La Niña likely to reverse the positive trends attained when responding to acute malnutrition

? EHRP 2011 + to be launched on 30 November

? ICC on schedule with 2007 post election violence trials

17 Oct 2010 description


- Humanitarian, development and Government partners advance to develop the multi-annual appeal

- Cholera contained in the Country, but GoK and partners remain vigilant

- GoK develops preparedness response plan for La Nina

- La Nina effects to possibly reverse recovery efforts of pastoralists as drought conditions are set to worsen

- Conflict in Turkana intensifies with 16 people killed, several others injured in violent and armed cattle raids in September 2010

- Government leads celebrations to commemorate International World Disaster Risk Reduction Day

The …

17 Sep 2010 description


-  Implementation of new Law takes precedent after August 2010 referendum

-  The 2009 census results suggest 33 per cent urbanisation growth since 1999

-  Torrential rains in western Kenya cause flooding and displace 700 families

-  La Nina conditions expected to enhance food security in western Kenya, but undermine recovery in northern pastoralist regions

-  KHPT endorses transition from annual to multi-annual appeal for emergency and recovery responses

-  Food beneficiary populations expected to reduce from 1.6 million

The …

11 Aug 2010 description


- Kenyans vote for new constitution in a peaceful constitutional referendum

- Uwaino Peace Platform call for sustained peace during and after the referendum

- The United Nations applauds Kenya for peaceful vote

- Government and partners remain vigilant in monitoring the North Rift Valley, humanitarian organisation start winding down.

The information contained in this report has been compiled by OCHA from information received from the field, from national and international humanitarian partners and from other official sources.

06 Aug 2010 description

(Nairobi/New York, 6 August 2010): The United Nations system in Kenya has welcomed the peaceful and orderly manner in which the referendum on the constitution was conducted. The UN also commended the people of Kenya for turning out in large numbers to decide how they preferred to be governed in future.

"Constitution-making is a very important process, and Kenyans from all walks of life found it important to participate in this process.