Kenya: UNICEF chief calls for redoubled efforts to improve health, education

With four out of five girls never even enrolled in school in north eastern Kenya and poor access to health services contributing to low immunization rates, high malaria incidence and high risk of maternal death, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for redoubled efforts to meet the daunting challenges.

UN humanitarian chief deplores massacre of Kenyan villagers

The United Nations Emergency Coordinator today condemned the attack on a Kenyan village by a group of heavily armed fighters that left 44 dead – nearly half of them uniformed schoolchildren – and his office convened a Rapid On-Set Disaster Committee to help 1,000 families needing urgent assistance.