Kenya

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.

Kenya to join African countries switching to unleaded gas - UN agency

Over half of all petrol sold in sub-Saharan Africa is now unleaded and a "lead-free" continent is now in sight, with Kenya set to announce that it will switch to fully unleaded petrol by 2006, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) said today.

Kenyan children may lose free school meals, UN agency warns

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that one million Kenyan children would stop receiving free school meals within six weeks unless donations for the project are made immediately.

UN resumes work in Kenyan refugee camp as fighting ceases

Fighting has ceased between local residents and Sudanese refugees in northwestern Kenya after leaders from the warring parties agreed to help stop hostilities, paving the way for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to resume its aid work today.

Kenya: UN agency concerned about violence in refugee camp

After 11 people died during nearly a week of fighting between local residents and Sudanese refugees in northwestern Kenya, officials from the United Nations refugee agency today expressed grave concern about the violence and loss of lives, and warned that the disruption of services delivered by aid agencies could lead to a "humanitarian crisis."

UNICEF donates relief items to flood victims in western Kenya

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today donated life-saving drugs and other emergency relief items, including cooking utensils and mosquito nets, to those people most affected by recent floods in western Kenya, which left thousands homeless.