Kenya

UNICEF calls for emergency relief for drought-affected children, women in Kenya

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for urgent emergency relief for thousands of children and pregnant and nursing mothers at risk from the ongoing drought in Kenya.

Chronic drought places 2 million Kenyans at risk of starvation, UN agency says

Even though parts of Kenya have seen patchy rainfall in recent months, a devastating, years-long drought means that there is still a chance that 2 million people may starve without food assistance through August, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said.

Immediate aid needed for drought-stricken children in Kenya, UNICEF says

Nearly $3 million are needed at once to ease the impact of drought on children in Kenya, with 30,000 malnourished youngsters requiring urgent nutrition, 450,000 doses of measles and polio vaccination coming due, and 200,000 people lacking safe drinking water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

UNICEF voices horror at brutal slaughter of 16 children in Kenyan water feud

Appalled by the brutal slaughter of at least 16 children apparently caught up in clan clashes over water in a violence-riven area of northeast Kenya, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has voiced horror at the viciousness of an attack by guns, swords and fire that seemed to specifically target youngsters.

UN agency launches new project to prevent rape in refugee camps

Although the incidence of rape in refugee camps in Kenya has dropped drastically, the United Nations refugee agency and its partners in the East African country have launched a project to strengthen existing actions to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence.

Hundreds of thousands of refugees in Kenya will go hungry without urgent aid – UN

Warning that hundreds of thousands of mainly Sudanese and Somali refugees in Kenya will go hungry without immediate donations of cash or food commodities, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today issued an urgent appeal for $9 million to tide them over for the next six months.

UN appeals for $97 million to help get food to Kenya

The United Nations today appealed for $97 million to help get food and basic supplies to Kenya, which is suffering from an agricultural crisis and where 2.3 million people need emergency assistance.

UN launches $82 million appeal to feed 2.3 million drought-stricken Kenyans

The United Nations emergency feeding agency today launched an urgent appeal for $82 million for immediate aid to 2.3 million drought-afflicted people in Kenya, a number that could swell by another million if rains fail again later this year.

UNICEF seeks $8 million to help drought-affected areas in Kenya

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today said it was seeking an additional $8 million to bolster its ability to help women and youngsters in drought-affected areas across Kenya, where some 2.3 million people are faced with food shortages.

Poor rainfall, crop failure has Kenya on verge of national disaster ? UN

Several years of poor rainfall, leading to severe crop failure, has brought Kenya to the brink of declaring a national disaster, the United Nations said today.