Kenya

UNICEF calls for emergency relief for drought-affected children, women in Kenya

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for urgent emergency relief for thousands of children and pregnant and nursing mothers at risk from the ongoing drought in Kenya.

Chronic drought places 2 million Kenyans at risk of starvation, UN agency says

Even though parts of Kenya have seen patchy rainfall in recent months, a devastating, years-long drought means that there is still a chance that 2 million people may starve without food assistance through August, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said.

Immediate aid needed for drought-stricken children in Kenya, UNICEF says

Nearly $3 million are needed at once to ease the impact of drought on children in Kenya, with 30,000 malnourished youngsters requiring urgent nutrition, 450,000 doses of measles and polio vaccination coming due, and 200,000 people lacking safe drinking water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

UNICEF voices horror at brutal slaughter of 16 children in Kenyan water feud

Appalled by the brutal slaughter of at least 16 children apparently caught up in clan clashes over water in a violence-riven area of northeast Kenya, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has voiced horror at the viciousness of an attack by guns, swords and fire that seemed to specifically target youngsters.

UN agency launches new project to prevent rape in refugee camps

Although the incidence of rape in refugee camps in Kenya has dropped drastically, the United Nations refugee agency and its partners in the East African country have launched a project to strengthen existing actions to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence.