Kenya

News in Brief 1 October 2021

  • Ethiopia expulsions could affect aid operation, warn UN humanitarians 
  • UN rights chief Bachelet shocked by killing of Rohingya activist  
  • 2.5 million face ‘dire situation’ as drought persists in Kenya: OCHA 
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Flash Appeal launched as 2.5 million face ‘dire situation’ in Kenya 

Immediate action is needed to respond to the severe drought that is ravaging communities in Kenya’s dry regions – categorized as Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) - the UN’s humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) said on Friday. 

Vaccines for all key to building back better after COVID-19: Kenyan President

Equitable global access to vaccines must be at the core of efforts to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Edward Norton Introduces Nzambi Matee

Nzambi Matee inspires us to understand how waste is managed, and to look for a better way.
 

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No Denying It episode 2: Edward Norton Introduces Nzambi Matee

In the second episode of the UN climate action podcast, No Denying It, actor Edward Norton introduces Nzambi Matee, a young Kenyan entrepreneur, who is rethinking how waste is managed and reused, with the aim of building a better society.

News in Brief 27 May 2021

  • World likely to hit watershed 1.5C rise in next five years: WMO
  • Israel-Palestine in spotlight at Human Rights Council
  • Kenya peacekeeper hailed a gender champion
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Funding needed to halt ‘life threatening crisis’ facing refugees in Kenya 

Amidst a “critical shortage” of resources, hundreds of thousands of refugees in Kenya will lack food unless new funds are swiftly received, the UN’s food relief agency warned on Thursday. 

News in Brief 30 October 2020

  • Women the ‘driving force’ for peacebuilding in Colombia: Deputy UN chief 
  • Israel: Accountability call as illegal settlement approvals reach highest rate 
  • Kenya relief bid begins to avert hunger crisis among poor workers hit by COVID 
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Kenya relief bid begins to avert ‘hunger crisis’ among poor workers hit by COVID 

In Kenya, a major UN-led cash and nutrition relief project is underway for informal workers facing a hunger crisis brought on by COVID-19, amidst warnings on Friday that the situation is likely even worse in many poorer countries. 

FROM THE FIELD: Ugly veggies in Kenya destined for lunch not landfills

Hundreds of tons of fresh and edible vegetables which are typically dumped because they do not meet the aesthetic requirements for export are ending up on the plates of hungry Kenyan students thanks to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP).