To aid and assist current refugees in Kenya the UNHCR has
set up various programs. Over the past several years these
programs have been implemented with much success.
A Community Self-Management (CSM) initiative has been implemented
and has positively strengthened the refugee community's participation
in various activities. These activities have been especially
beneficial to women and girls helping them to have better
skills development and raised awareness.
Distribution of fueled has provided with 30-35% of household
energy needs. This distribution has also greatly minimized
the risks of assault and rape.
||In Kakuma 27,969
refugee children are attending various levels of schooling,
while 28,546 are attending at Dadaab. We are also seeing
that more and more adults are attending literacy classes,
over 60 percent of whom are women.
Health and Nutrition:
Currently there is a sufficient water supply consisting of
18 liters per person per day, that was created by 27 bore
holes dug by UNICEF. Although the WFP was not able to provide
the required 2,100 kilo-calories per person per day, they
were able to provide a reduced ration of 1,900.
The level of sanitation has recently improved through increased
participation of the refugee community in cleaning campaigns.
Even though the number of latrines over doubled, the desired
ration of latrines to population doesn't yet exist because
of the rapid refugee population growth.
As of late the status of shelter has not been at acceptable