Children living in Nairobi's informal settlements lack access to basic services and opportunities NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 March 2012 – As his peers in Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi, leave for school, 15-year-old John Kinuthia sets off too.
But instead of heading to school, he walks half a kilometre to the city’s largest dumpsite to eke out a living.
More than 530,000 children under age 5 were vaccinated in December with oral polio vaccine (OPV), while 120,000 children under 5 received inactivated polio vaccine (IPV).Schoolchildren in Kenya take the fight against polio into their communities NAIROBI, Kenya, 24 December 2013 – In a nationwide campaign, more than 8 million children in Kenya were vaccinated against polio in November.Ekalale’s story: Health outreach saves lives in Turkana, north-west Kenya TURKANA COUNTY, Kenya, 17 November 2011 – Akal Longor has brought her son Ekalale on one of their regular visits to the Kakwanyang Dispensary and health outreach centre.Ekalale is about a year old and small for his age, but he smiles and even takes a few steps when his mother sets him down on the floor. UNICEF-supported initiative aims to make girls’ education a priority in Kenya TURKANA DISTRICT, Kenya, 11 November 2011- Lowa Lokopu, lost her husband four years ago after he fell ill.For this, some of them have their fellow students to thank.
In Kenya, a child helpline proves a lifeline for a young victim of rape, and her family Kenya, 20 November 2013 – This year, a four-year legal battle ended.The lake is the fourth largest in Africa and a source of livelihood for the fishing community that lives along its shores.In Kenya, minors find essential care in a refugee camp supported by UNICEF DADAAB, Kenya, 12 October 2012 - The world’s most populated refugee settlement is in Dadaab, North Eastern Province, Kenya.Forced to take up the responsibility of running a family alone, she struggles to provide for her five children.Seasonal rains are a mixed blessing for parched north-eastern Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya, 26 October 2011 – The rain has begun on schedule in north-eastern Kenya, bringing the first real precipitation that many people in the semi-arid region have seen for months, if not years.Efforts to contain polio outbreak intensify around Kenyan refugee camp DADAAB, Kenya, 5 September 2013 – Sitting comfortably in her mother’s lap, 7-month-old Fatuma is playful and content.