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.
UNDP in Kenya has signed partnership agreements with the Nation Media Group and The Standard Group.
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.
Quarantines, social distancing, restrictions on of movement and closures of businesses occasioned by COVID-19 have disproportionately affected those whose livelihoods depend on informal activities, particularly women.
The UNDP Accelerator Lab in Kenya has recently been exploring different themes related to the impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods in Kenya.

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47.6 million

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26.4%

Urban population

19

Median age

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