Secretary-General calls for restraint from all in Kenyan post-election violence

Strongly deploring the loss of human lives in Kenya after the announcement of election results, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the security forces there to show utmost restraint and appealed to the population for calm, patience and respect for law.

Children send holiday wishes to over 1,000 Kenyan blue helmets

Kenyan children have sent more than 2,000 homemade Christmas and New Years messages to their country’s nearly 1,100 blue helmets serving in eight United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world.

Malnutrition rates in Kenyan refugee camps lowest in years, reports UN agencies

Three United Nations agencies today hailed the efforts of the international community in turning around a devastating malnutrition crisis in refugee camps in northern Kenya, adding that continued support was vital to maintain the progress already made.

Ban Ki-moon donates award money to UN agency helping slum dwellers in Kenya

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will donate $100,000 he was awarded today by the Pony Chung Scholarship Foundation to help a United Nations agency working to better conditions in a slum in Kenya, a spokesperson for the world body announced.

UN agencies seek funds to help hungry refugee children in Kenya

Three United Nations agencies today sought $32 million from donors to help cut malnutrition rates which they warned have reached “crisis levels” among children under five living in refugee camps in Kenya.

Rift Valley Fever appears in decline in Kenya; conflict hampers control in Somalia – UN

The months-long outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in Kenya appears to be in decline after more than 500 suspected cases, 169 of them fatal, there and in Somalia, the United Nations health agency reported today. In Somalia continued conflict is hampering control measures.

At Kenyan slum, Ban Ki-moon pledges to work harder to eradicate poverty

Continuing his visit to Africa, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today travelled to Kiberia slum in Nairobi, Kenya – one of the largest on the continent – where he urged residents not to lose hope and pledged to work harder than ever to eradicate global poverty and other social ills.