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Kenya Food Security Outlook Update - September 2012

Key messages The estimated number of food insecure people declined by 43 percent, from 3.8 million in August 2011 to 2.1 million in August 2012 according to the Kenya Food Security Steering Group (KFSSG). In pastoral…

Format:
Situation Report
Source:
FEWS NET
Posted:
28 Sep 2012
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Kenya

Irrigation catches on

KILIFI, 28 September 2012 (IRIN) - After years of devastating crop failures due to drought and erratic rainfall, smallholders in Kenya - who comprise the bulk of the country's farmers - are increasingly taking up irrigation…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
28 Sep 2012

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UNHCR responds to public health threats in Dadaab refugee camps

UNHCR Briefing Notes GENEVA, 28 September 2012 BRIEFER: Andrej Mahecic, UNHCR Spokesman Following indications of an outbreak of acute jaundice (largely caused by hepatitis E virus) among refugees in Dadaab camp complex in northern Kenya, UNHCR is running a…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
UNHCR
Posted:
28 Sep 2012

Kenya

Government launches new guidelines to contain black fever

NAIROBI, 27 September 2012 (IRIN) - The Kenyan government has launched guidelines for the treatment and prevention of visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala azar or black fever, in a move government officials say is meant…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
27 Sep 2012

Kenya

Putting the cash back into cashews

KWALE, 26 September 2012 (IRIN) - Kenya’s ailing cashew sector, which provides a livelihoods of sorts to 60,000 farmers, is set for a boost. Under a project involving the government, research scientists, processors and producers, aging trees…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
26 Sep 2012

Kenya

Kenya MP Ferdinand Waititu accused of 'hate speech'

Kenya's director of public prosecutions has ordered the arrest of a deputy minister, for alleged incitement and hate speech against ethnic Maasai. Read the full article on the BBC.

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
BBC
Posted:
25 Sep 2012

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Religious leaders rally for environmental conservation

NAIROBI, 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - Faced with environmental degradation that threatens the livelihoods of many people in Africa, a group of 50 religious leaders met in Nairobi earlier this month and pledged to take concrete…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
25 Sep 2012

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President Kibaki tells international agencies to move to liberated areas of Somalia

President Mwai Kibaki has called on United Nations agencies and international organisations working in Somalia to relocate to the liberated areas and directly provide humanitarian assistance to Somalis living there. The President also appealed to the UN…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Govt. Kenya
Posted:
25 Sep 2012

Kenya

Trash and tragedy: the impact of garbage on human rights in Nairobi City

Garbage Dump of Death Is “Unacceptable” says Concern Aid agency launches report highlighting the dangers of scavenging on massive Nairobi dump site where children try to earn just €1 per day Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest humanitarian organisation, has…

Format:
Analysis
Source:
CESVI, Concern
Posted:
25 Sep 2012
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Kenya

Kenya’s Lobby Groups Worry About Upcoming Elections

Mohammed Yusuf September 24, 2012 NAIROBI — Political activists are expressing fears of a return to election-related violence in Kenya, despite four years of relative stability. Civil society activists believe recent reforms are not enough to prevent unrest. Kenyan…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
24 Sep 2012

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