Kenya

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.

UNICEF contributes $2.5 million to support free primary education in Kenya

With over 1 million children eager to attend school in Kenya, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced a donation of $2.5 million to urgently support the Kenyan Government's pledge to provide free and compulsory primary education.

Kenya: Annan welcomes peaceful elections, congratulates new President

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed news of the peaceful elections in Kenya and congratulated new President Mwai Kibaki and the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) for their victory.

Kenya: UN official hails peaceful atmosphere surrounding elections

The head of the United Nations Office in Nairobi today hailed the "orderly and calm" atmosphere prevailing during Kenya's national presidential and parliamentary elections.

UN refugee agency Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie tours camps in Kenya

Oscar-winning actress and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie is using her celebrity to draw attention to the plight of those living in camps in Kenya.

Food shortages, malnutrition threaten refugees in Kenya, WFP warns

Nearly 220,000 refugees living in Kenya face malnutrition and a wider humanitarian crisis unless urgent contributions are received to bolster the programme that feeds them, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.

More than 10,000 Somali refugees arrive in Kenya: UN refugee agency

More than 10,000 Somali refugees have arrived in the Kenyan border town of Mandera in the past two weeks, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said today.

Kenya: fighting in refugee camp kills seven Sudanese, UN reports

Calm has returned to a refugee camp in Kenya after recent deadly fighting prompted relief workers to withdraw from the site, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today.