Kenya

Prosecutor to ask International Criminal Court to probe Kenyan violence

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced that he will ask the tribunal to open an investigation into the deadly post-election violence in Kenya in December 2007 and January 2008.

UNICEF begins relief efforts after floods strike north-eastern Kenya

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is leading UN relief efforts in north-eastern Kenya, where recent torrential rainfall has brought flooding at the same time as much of the rest of the country endures a prolonged drought.

Food shortfalls head list of humanitarian crises in Kenya, UN warns

Severe food shortages continue to affect millions of hungry people in Kenya while refugees pour in from neighbouring countries and United Nations agencies brace the population for expected floods, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

Funding shortage may force UN agency to reduce food aid to Kenyans

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that a shortage of donations will soon force it to reduce monthly rations to millions of Kenyans in need of urgent assistance due to a combination of drought and high food prices.

UN backs Kenyan appeal for $81 million to restore critical forest area

Kenya launched an appeal for $81 million to fund efforts halting the degradation of its Mau Forests Complex, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.

Urgent aid needed for overcrowded Kenyan refugee camp, says top UN official

The United Nations refugee chief has appealed for a massive injection of funds to help residents in Kenya’s sprawling and overcrowded Dadaab complex, which he described as “the most difficult camp situation in the world.”

UN prepares to feed Kenya’s drought victims

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun pre-positioning supplies in eastern Kenya to feed an estimated 3.5 million people who are facing food shortages as a result poor harvest caused by inadequate rainfall.

UN agency makes first local food purchase from small-scale Kenyan farmers

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has for the first time bought food from small-scale farmers in Kenya under a new initiative aimed at boosting agriculture by connecting farmers to markets.

Kenya must stop organized harassment of human rights defenders – UN expert

Kenyan law enforcement agencies have systematically harassed and intimidated human rights defenders, a United Nations independent expert said, expressing outrage at threats made against those who have cooperated with the world body.

UN seeks $244 million to boost food aid to vulnerable Kenyans

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for $244 million to scale up its operation in Kenya, where high food prices and drought have left 3.5 million people in need of aid.