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:11/28/2014)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 An ... individuals have day to day. "I got this idea while ... walk to the bathroom," he said. , The Bed Buddy ... person to go to the bathroom. It eliminates the need ... well as promotes comfort and dignity. Easy to use and ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... 2014 ARTAS robotic hair transplant surgical ... time. PAI Medical Group hair transplant surgeons Chris Pawlinga, ... robotic hair transplant procedure in the Brentwood office on ... first in Tennessee and one of only three medical ... ARTAS robotic hair transplantation. Patients benefit from this minimally ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 Based in ... organization focused on delivering exemplary solutions to the income ... ancillary benefits. In an effort to extend its reach ... and asset protection, Secura Consultants has brought aboard financial ... , “I am a big believer in specialization. When ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... TheBeautyPlace.com does it ... offering savings in abundance this retail season. , ... and cosmetic products such as SkinMedica, Neocutis, Glo ... competitive discounts on already reduced prices. At TheBeautyPlace.com ... giving customers savings year round. , TheBeautyPlace.com's Black ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Albany, NY (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 ... industry is implant dentistry. The market for implant ... as supporting tools/instruments. The global market for dental ... and dental equipments. The dental equipment segment is ... with table of contents at: http://www.researchmoz.us/global-dental-market-report-2014-edition-report.html ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:First in Tennessee - PAI Medical Group Announces ARTAS - The World’s Most Advanced Medical Robot Used for Hair Transplant Surgery 2Health News:Matt Lee, CLU, ChFC Joins Secura Consultants as New Brokerage Consultant 2Health News:TheBeautyPlace.com Announces Double Savings 2Health News:Dental Market Research Report 2014 - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Retail Sales Value and Forecast by Researchmoz.us 2Health News:Dental Market Research Report 2014 - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Retail Sales Value and Forecast by Researchmoz.us 3
... A device consisting of a giant rubber tube may hold ... sea waves. , Invented in the UK, the ,Anaconda, is ... it would be cheap to manufacture and maintain, enabling it ... of wave energy converter. Cost has been a key barrier ...
... BEACH, Va., July 3 AMERIGROUP,Corporation (NYSE: AGP ... renewed its contract with the State of Tennessee,through June ... for the period April 1, 2008,through June 30, 2008, ... July 1,2008 through June 30, 2009. Expenditures on home ...
... July 3 Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL ... has,received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and ... (ANDA) for Linezolid,Tablets, 600 mg., Linezolid Tablets, ... Upjohn,s Zyvox(R) Tablets, which had U.S. sales of ...
... Rigel Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL ) today announced that ... will present a company overview,at the Fourth Annual Collins ... a.m. EDT at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New ... or the subsequent archived recording,log on to http://www.rigel.com ...
... AND DUSK, DRAIN, SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 2 ... families and friends gathering outdoors, the,Mosquito and Vector ... take precautions against West Nile virus., "Individuals ... to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus ...
... long-term studies to assure medications don,t raise cardiovascular risks, ... to control type 2 diabetes should be subjected to ... the risk of heart problems, U.S. Food and Drug ... experts voted 14-to-2, at the end of a two-day ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Rubber 'snake' could help wave power get a bite of the energy market 2Health News:AMERIGROUP Renews Contract with Tennessee 2Health News:Remember West Nile Virus Safety This Fourth of July 2Health News:FDA Panel Calls for More Testing of Diabetes Drugs 2Health News:FDA Panel Calls for More Testing of Diabetes Drugs 3
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014 Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... completion of previously announced concurrent financing transactions resulting ... and estimated offering expenses, Lexicon anticipates net proceeds ... transactions consisted of: , a public ... to a registration statement that has been declared ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on ... Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ: HZNP ), Endocyte Inc. ... JNJ ), and Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX ... at: http://investor-edge.com/register . On Tuesday, November 25, ... Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.02% lower, to finish the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... -- Zynerba Pharmaceuticals , Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical ... cannabinoid treatments, today announced that the company will present ... The conference will be held December 2 to 3, ... York . Zynerba,s Chairman and CEO, Armando ... December 2. To listen to a webcast ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lexicon Announces Completion Of $280 Million In Financing Transactions 2Lexicon Announces Completion Of $280 Million In Financing Transactions 3Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 2Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 3Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 4Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 5Zynerba Pharmaceuticals to Present at Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference 2014 2
... bioMerieux, a world leader in the field of in ... that most critical care nurses are unaware of a simple ... The survey, conducted at the 2010 American Association of Critical ... of nurses expressed the need for new tools to battle ...
... 21, 2010 INVO Bioscience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... on treatment options for patients diagnosed with infertility, today ... Bolivia.  The initial order of INVOcell devices was purchased ... Under the direction of clinic director Dr. Joaquin Lopez ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Critical Care Nurses Do Not Have Access to Tools They Need to Treat Sepsis 2Critical Care Nurses Do Not Have Access to Tools They Need to Treat Sepsis 3INVO Bioscience Announces First Shipments of INVOcell Into Bolivia 2INVO Bioscience Announces First Shipments of INVOcell Into Bolivia 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: