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.

Full food rations to be reinstated for refugees in Kenya

Full food rations for nearly 500,000 people in two refugee camps in Kenya will be resumed in January, thanks to a donation of US$45 million.

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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.

Lacking funds, UN agency turns to ‘last resort,’ cuts food rations for refugees in Kenya

Starting tomorrow, about half a million refugees, mainly from Somalia and South Sudan, living in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in remote areas in northern Kenya will receive reduced rations from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a result of insufficient funding.

Kenya: UN agency voices alarm over refugee camp safety following deadly clashes

Following a spate of deadly violence at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) today voiced concern about the security situation in the overcrowded settlement, urging a return to calm for all the communities sheltered there.

Wrapping up Kenya visit, UN chief says technology can change future of Africa

Technology can help fuel Africa's development, facilitate peace and secure the continent's future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, as he wrapped up his trip to Kenya with a visit to a technology hub in the country's capital of Nairobi.

Shanghai, China kicks off World Cities Day celebrations

As cities grow both in size and population, people are being urged to seize the opportunity to start shaping them.

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"Time to take action" on youth unemployment

The time for talking is over, action must now be taken to combat the increasing levels of youth unemployment around the globe.

That is the resounding message from some young people who recently attended a major conference at the United Nations on youth issues.

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Sport key role to play in raising awareness about the environment

Sport has a key role to play in raising awareness about the environment according to a three-time Olympic champion in canoeing.

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