US initiates process to boost human rights in Kenya

Somali refugees

Somali refugees

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI – THE United States Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration is accepting proposals for local organisations aiming to enhance the upholding of human rights in Kenya.

According to a statement, the proposals must focus on such issues as protection of gay and transgender issues, child protection; assistance to separated or unaccompanied minors, including safe shelters; and/or activities to address/prevent xenophobia, primary and mental health, including psychosocial support, reproductive health, and/or maternal and child health/nutrition; and/or assistance to persons living with disabilities.

Also mentioned are education/livelihoods and vocational education/training that benefits both refugees and host nationals.

Proposals focusing on health in camp based/returnee settings must include a minimum of number of consultations/clinician/day (Target: Fewer than 50 patients per clinician per day), measles vaccination rate for children under five (Target: 95 percent coverage), among other requirements.

“Applicants for programs in Kenya are advised that successful passing of vetting to evaluate the risk that funds may benefit terrorists or their supporters is a condition of an award for Kenya.

“Applicants may be asked to submit information required by DS Form 4184, Risk Analysis Information (attached to this solicitation) about their organization and its principal personnel,” the US agency stated.

Vetting information is also required for all sub-award performance on assistance awards identified by the U.S. Department of State as presenting a risk of terrorist financing.

– CAJ News





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