Deadly building collapse in Kenya shows need for stricter regulations: UN agency

The collapse of a multi-storey building earlier this week in Nairobi, which killed at least 14 people and injured more than 100, shows the need for stricter regulations on construction, the head of the United Nations settlement agency said, calling for a halt on all similar projects in the Kenyan capital until new legislation is in place.

Loss of key ecosystems worsens deadly drought in east Africa: UN

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned today that the drought devastating East Africa is deepening because of global climate change as well as the ongoing destruction of forests, grasslands, wetlands and other critical ecosystems.

UN food agency fears Kenyans needing food aid will double to 2.5 million

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is sending an emergency team to drought-stricken areas of Kenya this week to pinpoint how many more people in this Eastern African nation need food aid.