Kenya Live Blog: COVID-19
UNHCR, Government, donors, partners and refugees are all partnering together in Kenya to fight the spread of the corona virus in refugee camps.
UNHCR and health partner staff are conducting thermal screening and promoting hygiene measures in the refugee camps ©UNHCR/Samuel Otieno
P&G gift to refugees in urban areas give women and girls access to hygiene products that will ensure their dignity and protection from #COVID19
Thanks to @PGKenya's gift, refugees in urban areas, mainly women and girls, will have access to hygiene products that will ensure their dignity and protection from #COVID19. We hope to continue working together in support of vulnerable communities. @WeAreRefuSHE @HIASrefugees pic.twitter.com/q4twEe5ZoC
— Fathiaa Abdalla (@Fathiaabdalla) May 21, 2020
Soap maker in Kenya refugee camp lowers prices to fight COVID-19
“Everyone needs soap. I decided to reduce the price so that everyone would be able to afford it."
Read the inspiring story of this Burundian refugee who makes soap in #Kakuma @Fathiaabdallahttps://t.co/sV57SKKiLf
— UNHCR KENYA (@UNHCR_Kenya) May 21, 2020
UNHCR holds a Ramadan appeal event to support vulnerable refugees during these difficult times
Today's @Refugees Ramadan event brought together Muslims from across Africa. During these trying times, Ramadan calls on us to show compassion and solidarity by donating our Zakat to the most vulnerable, including refugees. #EveryGiftCounts @khaledkhalifa @UNHCR_Kenya pic.twitter.com/sceJwlfp1u
— Fathiaa Abdalla (@Fathiaabdalla) May 19, 2020
Refugee youth are playing an important role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) May 18, 2020
UNHCR in Kenya donates mask to supports government efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19
Today @UNHCR_Kenya handed over 10,000 surgical masks to Garissa Governor @HonAliKorane in support of the county's efforts to curb the spread of #COVID19. Another 10,000 masks will be given to Turkana County in the coming days. @sidchat1 @unicnairobi @WHOKenya pic.twitter.com/f4hMyjpN3l
— Fathiaa Abdalla (@Fathiaabdalla) May 11, 2020
In the refugee camps, access to online learning is limited, BUT radio is keeping learning live
In the camps, access to online learning is limited, BUT radio 📻 is keeping lessons going even with closed schools🏫.
— UNHCR KENYA (@UNHCR_Kenya) April 27, 2020
UNHCR has donated an ambulace to Turkana County Government to boost COVID-19 response
@UNHCR_Kenya through its office in #Kakuma handed over an ambulance to Turkana County Government in response to #COVID19.
UNHCR will continue supporting the communities hosting refugees and strengthen local healthcare capacity. @sidchat1 @CNkwetaSalami @RaoufMazou @GovernorNanok pic.twitter.com/K6MBUArNXi
— Fathiaa Abdalla (@Fathiaabdalla) April 27, 2020
23 year old Zahara Mohamed gives valuable midwifery support to fellow women refugees in Dadaab
"My dream is to become an experienced midwife."
Zahara Mohamed, is a 23 yr old Somali refugee providing midwifery support to women at a hospital in Dadaab refugee camp. Amid #COVID19 outbreak, health workers like Zahara continue to give life saving support to refugees.#StaySafe pic.twitter.com/h7jiKX7K5b
— UNHCR KENYA (@UNHCR_Kenya) April 9, 2020
Refugee Olympic Athlete Rose Nathike remains focused on her training for Tokyo 2020 in spite of the #COVID-19 pandemic. (intro line for the tweet)
"Now is the time to keep dreams and hope alive."
— UNHCR KENYA (@UNHCR_Kenya) April 7, 2020
Refugee health promoters are making valuable contributions in the war against the spread of the corona virus in the refugee camps #worldhealthday2020
31 yr old Mohamed Ali, a community health promoter takes the temperature of refugees at a health clinic in #Dadaab.
— UNHCR KENYA (@UNHCR_Kenya) April 8, 2020