Kenya

UN rights office condemns killing of Kenyan human rights lawyer

The United Nations human rights office today condemned the killing of Kenyan human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda, and their taxi driver, Joseph Muiruri, on 23 June, in a context of persistent allegations of extrajudicial killings by police forces.

In phone call, Ban and Kenyan President discuss government's decision to close refugee camps

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke today by telephone with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya following the Kenyan Government's recent decision to close the Dadaab refugee camps, expressing deep appreciation for the country's decades of generosity to asylum seekers.

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.

Urgent UN agency appeal raises $45 million to meet refugee food needs in Kenya

The United Nations has said today that a strong response by donors to its urgent appeal for funding means that it can resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya in January.

Kenya: UN says uptick in violence linked to rising inter-communal tensions

Spiking inter-communal tensions in Kenya have sparked outbursts of violence across the nation, leaving hundreds of people dead in their wake, the United Nations humanitarian relief office reported today.

Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack in Kenya

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned Saturday’s attack in Mandera, Kenya for which Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused the deaths of numerous innocent people.