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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.