Navigation Links
"Alarming" Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees: UN Agencies

Three United Nations agencies on Tuesday launched an appeal for 32 million dollars (23.5 million euros) to help combat "alarming levels" of malnutrition amongst Somali and Sudanese refugees based in camps in Kenya.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that as of mid-2006, the acute malnutrition rate stood at 22.2 percent in Kenya's Dadaab complex of three camps and 15.9 percent in the Kakuma camp -- both well above the emergency threshold of 15 percent.

The camps are home to 237,000 refugees from the conflicts in neighbouring Somalia and Sudan, the agencies said.

There are no more recent figures, as the area was hit by serious flooding late last year, causing massive destruction of infrastructure and displacing hundreds of families within the camps, they added.

They blamed reduced donor funding to the UNHCR for the worrying rates of malnutrition, saying this impeded food deliveries and assistance.

"If we had received the funds in time, we certainly would not have reached this high level of malnutrition and donors would actually have saved money," WFP spokeswoman Christiane Berthiaume told journalists in Geneva.

The UNHCR added in a statement that "a complete package of assistance is needed to overcome chronic shortages in essential commodities such as firewood, energy saving stoves and soap."

Otherwise, refugees were being forced to sell their food to meet the need for these items, it warned.

The Kenyan government does not allow refugees to find employment outside the camps, to cultivate land or graze livestock, leaving the refugee population almost entirely dependent on humanitarian aid, according to the agency.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Ethiopian Children Face Threat From Malnutrition
2. Malnutrition And Obesity Goes Hand In Hand
3. UK Spends £7.3 Billion Annually On Malnutrition Cost
4. Food Grains Project To Tackle Malnutrition In India
5. MP Government Keen On Eradicating Malnutrition Among Children
6. Drive Against Malnutrition Among Children In MP Gets Kicked Off
7. Childhood Obesity Vs Malnutrition- A Spotlight On WHO Obesity Measurement For Kids
8. Malnutrition Crisis On Rise In India: World Bank
9. Understanding World Hunger and Malnutrition
10. Children In Slums Of Mumbai Might be Suffering From Malnutrition
11. 47 Percent Children Suffer from Malnutrition: Survey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Alarming Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees Agencies

(Date:7/12/2014)... The report, "Phthalic Anhydride and Derivatives (Plasticizers, Unsaturated Polyester ... – Trends & Forecast to 2018," defines and segments ... volume and value. The report also estimates the demand ... phthalic anhydride is projected to grow from an estimated ... with a CAGR of 5.24% from 2013 to 2018. ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 The Security Analytics market ... to $3,376.6 million by 2019, at an expected CAGR ... The challenges to counter the increasing number of security ... outdated cyber defense systems in organizations are enormous. Vendors ... remodeling their existing architecture to develop better and more ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... increase in the summer as people gather around fire pits, ... vulnerable to these seasonal fire hazards: children. "Young children ... putting their hands on the side of cooking grills," Dr. ... University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., said in a Loyola ... with fire, you get burned, is true -- you ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... As DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits ( ... Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of a new ... failure of metal-on-metal hip replacements. The research, which appears ... Bone & Joint Surgery, looked at 597 patients ... at least twelve months earlier. The blood metal ion ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 2014 Doylestown Hospital recently conducted an ... men’s health questions. Paddock tackles topics including main ... women live longer than men, and testosterone replacement therapy, ... Simple featured on Doylestown Hospital’s website, Dr. Brad ... any age. If you notice pain, bulging, or asymmetry ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Burn Injuries More Common in Summer 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 4Health News:Ivyland Medical Center’s Dr. Brad Paddock Offers Tips for Men’s Health 2
... half a million women around the world, including an ... planning methods developed by Georgetown University Medical Centers Institute ... of others use CycleBeads a visual aid developed by ... plan or prevent pregnancy. , Now CycleBeads are ...
... model of Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS), the Stowers Institutes Trainor ... of craniofacial development either by inactivating a gene implicated in ... The work, which was posted to the Web site of ... teams 2006 discovery of the cellular cause of TCS. ...
... Higher Protein, Fish-based Formula Ideal for Dogs ... The Wellness(R),( http://www.wellnesspetfood.com ) brand of ... the availability of Wellness CORE(TM) Dog Ocean ... CORE Dog line. CORE Ocean delivers a,fish- ...
... Mercury has again been in,the news with the ... sushi by,the New York Times and Oceana/Mercury Policy Project ... 3 pieces of tuna tested had levels,above FDA,s action ... interests,against those covering the news was swift and erroneous. ...
... Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM ), a leading provider of ... and,Jeffrey Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer, are scheduled to,present ... Services,Conference in New York, NY., Event: 2008 ... February 11, 2008 Time: 9:00 a.m. ET ...
... it has been common practice to exclude older patients from ... rates. , However, patients such as ... are proving that perhaps age does not always matter. ... that select patients age 65 and older can safely undergo ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CycleBeads help women manage their fertility 2Health News:Trainor Lab prevents rare birth defect by inactivating p53 gene 2Health News:Introducing New Wellness(R) CORE(TM) Dog Ocean Formula - The Most Balanced Fish-Based Grain-Free Diet Available 2Health News:Introducing New Wellness(R) CORE(TM) Dog Ocean Formula - The Most Balanced Fish-Based Grain-Free Diet Available 3Health News:Introducing New Wellness(R) CORE(TM) Dog Ocean Formula - The Most Balanced Fish-Based Grain-Free Diet Available 4Health News:Global Consensus on Mercury: Scientists Defend Science Journalists 2Health News:Global Consensus on Mercury: Scientists Defend Science Journalists 3Health News:Global Consensus on Mercury: Scientists Defend Science Journalists 4Health News:IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. to Present at the 2008 UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference 2Health News:Study finds good outcomes for older lung transplant patients 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia , 11. ... führender Hersteller von Kameras für die ... Brust (MBI/BSGI), hat heute die CE-Zulassung ... Mit dem CE-Zeichen kann Dilon das ... seinen Vertriebsbereich auf den Großteil der ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  Breg, Inc., a premier ... launched the FreeRunner™ knee brace with new innovations ... patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles.  FreeRunner,s patent-pending ... braces, providing support when patients need it most, ... don,t. Patellofemoral issues are the most ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  RESMED INC. (NYSE: RMD ) today ... year ended June 30, 2014 results on Thursday, July 31, ... press release with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 ... webcast to discuss operating results and future outlook. ... US Pacific Time and the live webcast of the call ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 2ResMed To Announce Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year-End 2014 Results 2
All metal for storing 5 cm x 5 cm (2 inches x 2 inches) 35 mm color slides. Each is individually crafted of high grade steel and finished with a durable baked enamel finish....
Individually, self-contained, stackable drawers....
Shandon Wooden Slide File Storage Box...
Modular Specimen Filing System has five cells that can hold either slides or tissue cassettes....
Medicine Products: