USAID – Kenya: Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #8 (FY 2008)

Kenya: Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #8 (FY 2008)

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U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: The last fact sheet was dated March 5, 2008.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

Government of Kenya (GOK) authorities are encouraging internally displaced person (IDP) camp populations to return to pre-conflict homes. However, U.N. agencies note limited returns to date due to ongoing security concerns.

While the overall security situation has improved as a result of the February 29 power-sharing agreement between Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga, international media sources continue to report sporadic violence, including several killings and burning of homes in areas of Rift Valley Province. The USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (USAID/DART) cautions that recent incidents could undermine an eventual returns process.

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
SOURCE
Conflict-Affected Population at Risk of Poverty(1)
2,000,000
The World Bank – January 18, 2008
IDPs in camps
234,725
KRCS(2) – March 3, 2008
Estimated IDPs within host communities
270,000
KRCS – February 19, 2008
Deaths
1,020
NDOC(3) – March 11, 2008
Refugees in Uganda
12,000
UNHCR(4) – February 26, 2008

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