Kenya

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.

Leading aid agencies rally in support of UN appeal to feed millions in Kenya

A group of 42 leading humanitarian and development organizations working in Kenya has urged governments and donors to support the $89 million appeal launched in February by the Kenyan Government and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).