Kenya

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.

UN refugee agency ‘very worried’ over sanitation in flood-hit Kenyan camps

Although flood waters have begun receding in the Dadaab refugee camp complex in north-eastern Kenya, where more than 3,000 refugees have been left homeless, the United Nations refugee agency said today it remained “very worried” about sanitation and the possible spread of water-borne diseases.

UN agency begins airlifting aid to flooded refugee camp in Kenya

The United Nations refugee agency today began airlifting emergency supplies to thousands of stranded refugees in Kenya who lost their homes to four days of torrential rains.

Thousands of Somali refugees left homeless by Kenyan floods - UN agency

Thousands of Somali refugees in northeastern Kenya were left homeless after heavy rains destroyed hundreds of shelters, and there were fears today that food had been destroyed and that the collapse of latrines could spark water-borne diseases, the United Nations refugee agency reported.

Expansion to UN headquarters in Africa signals support for Kenya

The opening of a $13 million construction project to expand the main United Nations headquarters in Africa is expected to provide a further boost to the Kenyan economy, according to the head of the UN Office at Nairobi (UNON).

UN environment chief pledges help for Kenyan forests and rivers

The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today pledged to help Kenya with environmental and developmental issues facing the new administration in Nairobi.