Posted by: APO | 9 January 2008

French / Daily Press Briefing

Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson



(Paris, January 9, 2008)

[Please note that only the original French text issued by the

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be considered official.





The post-election violence in Kenya has led to the deaths of hundreds and

according to the United Nations affected some 500,000 people of whom

250,000 are displaced.


According to the estimate by UNHCR, 3,300 Kenyans have sought refuge in

Uganda. According to initial assessments, the areas most affected are in

the west of the country, in the Rift Valley. Nairobi and the port of

Mombassa are also affected.


To help the most vulnerable populations, France is providing 700,000 euros

in overall aid.


Of this, 200,000 euros will be made available to local partners so they

can provide medical and food assistance to the residents of shanty-towns

in Nairobi and the internally displaced in the west of the country.


And 150,000 euros are being given to Action Against Hunger (ACF) for a

health program in Nakuru, in west Kenya.


Lastly, 350,000 euros in emergency food aid is being provided through

other NGOs.


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