Hostilities between the Government and opposition groups in South Sudan have forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in neighbouring countries, including Kenya. UN agencies expect that by the end of March 2014, 20,000 South Sudanese will have arrived at Kakuma camp in north-west Kenya.
In response to the influx of refugees arriving in Kakuma camp, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$4.7 grant from CERF for the provision of health, education, food and protection services.
In 2013, CERF disbursed $1.5 million to address a polio outbreak in Dadaab refugee camps in eastern Kenya. An estimated 4.4 million people benefitted from the allocation.