Kenya

Funding shortage forces UN agency to temporarily cut food aid to 500,000 refugees in Kenya

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that starting next Monday, half a million refugees in two sprawling refugee camps in Kenya will receive 30 per cent less food due to shortage of funds for relief operations.

UN urges Kenya to reconsider Dadaab camp closure, displacing some 350,000 refugees

The United Nations refugee agency today urged Kenyan authorities to reconsider their decision to shut down within the next three months Dadaab refugee camps, a decision that would require some 350,000 Somalis to return to their country and would cause “extreme” humanitarian consequences.

UN expresses ‘outrage’ at ‘heinous’ Al Shabaab attack on Kenyan university

The United Nations has condemned the terrorist attack carried out by Al Shabaab in Garissa, Kenya, in the strongest terms, with the Security Council members stressing their “outrage” at what the President of the General Assembly called a “heinous” attack.

Senior UN officials condemn terrorist attack against Kenyan university

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the United Nations Educational,Cultural and Scientific Organization have strongly condemned this morning's terrorist attack on a university in north-eastern Kenya, with both officials expressing solidarity with the Kenyan people and urging swift justice for those responsible for the deadly attack.

FEATURE: Children’s struggles for education focus of award-winning film screened at UN

An encounter with three Kenyan children running to school through the savannah on a scorching hot, blindingly sunny early morning was the improbable inspiration for a documentary film that was screened at United Nations Headquarters in New York.