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Coronavirus - Kenya: EU and WHO working together to defeat COVID-19 in Kenya

WHO Kenya will boost the response effort by training frontline health workers at national and county levels

The EU through its Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) has donated KES 270 million (2,573,105 Million Euros) to WHO Kenya. This grant will be used by the WHO to support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to control the spread of the pandemic. Specifically, WHO Kenya will boost…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: EU Ambassador to transfer €5 million to 80,000 vulnerable Kenyans through consortium of NGOs

As a result of COVID-19, an estimated 30% of Kenyans living in Nairobi’s informal settlements are experiencing severe hunger

This Thursday, June 11 2020 European Union Ambassador for Kenya, Simon Mordue will sign a €5 Million grant, in the presence of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, that will enable a consortium of NGOs to provide cash transfers to 80,000 vulnerable Kenyans who have lost their income sources…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: EU support for Kenyans increases

Additional €65 million to Kenya to address the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The EU is providing an additional €65 million to Kenya to address the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping Kenyans at risk of hunger and strengthening measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Funding from this package includes: Ksh 3.6 billion to mobilise resources towards containing the spread and…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: Team Europe supports the most vulnerable Kenyans with health and social security

This includes the provision of COVID-19 related health services, support for access to universal health coverage, and cash transfers to selected households

The European Union and its Member States are providing a broad package of health and social support measures for the most vulnerable Kenyans in informal settlements and across the country, through a mix of emergency response and longer term support. This includes the provision of COVID-19 related health services, support…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: EU boosts Kenya National Commission on Human Rights' (KNCHR) fight against human rights violations

Efforts to counter human rights abuses during the COVID-19 pandemic

The EU has today delivered an urgent support packet of Ksh 52.2 million (EUR 450 000) to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights to boost its efforts to counter human rights abuses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This partnership will allow the KNCHR to take up urgent public interest litigation…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: The EU, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Denmark are bolstering food security in Kenya and the region with over Ksh 16 billion (EUR 140 million) at a time of crisis due to COVID-19

This includes help for farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs, assistance in the fight against locusts, humanitarian aid and epidemic control measures

Team Europe’ have put together a package of crisis-support in order to bolster food security in Kenya and neighbouring countries at a time of crisis due to COVID-19. This includes help for farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs, assistance in the fight against locusts, humanitarian aid and epidemic control measures. At least…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: The Judiciary adapting to the COVID-19 crisis with the support of its EU and UN partners

Wide-ranging measures were agreed under an Administrative and Contingency Management Plan to mitigate COVID-19 in the justice sector

The justice sector was quick to act after Kenya reported its first case of COVID-19 on 12 March 2020. Within three days, Chief Justice David Maraga chaired a meeting of the National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) – facilitated by UNODC through the European Union-funded Programme for Legal…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: EU gives front line support to water and sanitation provision in COVID-19 hotspots

This response will target 119 000 people in COVID-19 hotspots and potential hotspots in 25 counties

The EU  together with Sweden, Finland and Denmark are mobilising a total of Ksh 211 million (EUR 1.8 million) of support to enhance access to water in public places, market centres, health institutions, police stations, military barracks and prisons. This response will target 119 000 people in COVID-19 hotspots and…

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Five Kenyan school girls, "The Restorers" are finalists for the Sakharov Prize 2019

Winner to be announced on 24th October 2019

Five Kenyan students from Kisumu Girls High School, who developed a mobile app to help victims and potential victims of Female Genital Mutilation in dealing with the vice, have been nominated for the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The girls' group – The Restorers – are among…

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European Union (EU) Ambassador in first visit of Laikipia Country to launch joint projects with Laikipia County Government and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

During the two day visit, Ambassador Mordue will engage with county and national government officials, NGOs and local business representatives

The European Union Ambassador to Kenya, Mr Simon Mordue is on his first visit to Laikipia County from 20 - 21 September 2019, to visit ongoing European Union projects with the County government and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO.)  During the two day visit, Ambassador Mordue…