The Coronavirus pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time. Since its emergence late last year, the virus has spread to every continent except Antarctica. Cases are rising daily in Africa and South America, and Europe has taken over as the epicentre of the disease and more cases are now being reported every day than in China at the height of its epidemic.
The 2020 Human Development Report (HDR) doubles down on the belief that people’s agency and empowerment can bring about the action we need, if we are to live in balance with the planet in a fairer world. It shows that we are at an unprecedented moment in history, in which human activity has become a dominant force shaping the planet.
The support will specifically target counties in the Lake Victoria Region, focusing on Kisumu County, where the Russian Federation has had historical ties through the support earlier provided to the establishment of the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital, also known as the “Russia Hospital”, as well as the border counties of Busia and Migori.
COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the loss of livelihoods and led to an increased rate of unemployment among Kenyan Youth. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, young people aged 20 to 24 years were more adversely affected in the labor market in comparison to other age cohorts.
UNDP's 'rapid responders' share their perspectives, experiences and stories of life on the frontlines of Kenya's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 50 health personnel are being deployed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to 14 counties across Kenya to bolster county-level healthcare systems, an intervention which is part of the UNDP-led Joint UN COVID-19 Response Programme in Kenya. The flagging-off ceremony for the volunteers took place on 1 July 2020 in Kajiado town, Kajiado County, in the presence of key partners from the Government of Kenya, county governments, and the United Nations.
An agreement has been reached between partners to refocus PLEAD - the Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery in Kenya - and programming is now underway to account for the impacts of COVID-19 on access to justice.

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