Cholera in Nyanza: Kenya Red Cross intervenes

Cholera in Nyanza: Kenya Red Cross intervenes

Nairobi, 29th April 2008 – Nyanza region has had cholera outbreaks since last year where the first case was confirmed in Suba on 2nd December 2007. The outbreaks have been reported in 10 districts. The affected districts are Nyando, Homabay, Suba, Migori, Rongo, Bondo, Kisumu East and West, South Kisii and Bunyala Districts.

The Ministry of Health has been working with partners in the region to curb the spread of and control cholera in the region. Partners working closely with the MOH in cholera interventions are the Kenya Red Cross, Care Kenya, UNICEF, World Vision and MSF, among others.

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World Vision Kenya rapid protection assessment

Source: World Vision

Date: 13 Mar 2008

World Vision Kenya rapid protection assessment – external introduction

World Vision carried out a rapid protection assessment in Lakes region, North Rift Valley region and Nairobi from 20-26th February. The objectives of the assessment were:

1. To identify the key protection concerns for women, children and vulnerable groups in the camps and to recommend immediate interventions

2. To ascertain which protection issues will present an on going threat in peoples’ lives and to recommend appropriate long term programming

The assessment covered camps and communities in the Lakes region (Koru Police Station camp, Chief’s camp, Bible Society of Kenya ‘transit’ camp and Manyata slum area), camps in the North Rift Valley region (Burnt Forest camp in Uasin Gishu and Noigam camp in Trans Nzoia), and Mathare Chief’s camp in Nairobi zone.

Key findings and recommendations

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