Kenya

Funding shortfall forces UN agency to cut food to 230,000 refugees in Kenya

Insufficient funding has forced the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to reduce rations to 230,000 Somali and Sudanese refugees in northeast Kenya, even as it struggles to fill a $170-million shortfall in its operations to feed 3.5 million Kenyans affected by severe drought.

Without more funding Kenyan drought will lead to disaster, UN agency warns

The death toll among 3.5 million Kenyans in need of emergency assistance could rise in the coming months unless donations to head off a disaster arrive soon, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned, stressing that the agency still needs $189 million for its year-long emergency operation.

UN sounds alarm over attack on press in Nairobi, Kenya

High officials of the United Nations expressed alarm over a raid on the offices of the Standard newspaper in Nairobi and its sister television station, KTN, during which several editions of the paper were burnt, the offices of KTN vandalized, and the station temporarily silenced.