Thursday, October 11, 2012

Displaced Pastoralists in Northern Kenya

The Institute for Security Studies published on 8 October 2012 a report on the internal displacement and vulnerability of pastoralist communities in northern Kenya. The authors are Nuur Mohamud Sheekh, Andrews Atta-Asamoah and Roba D. Sharamo. They state that internal displacement has forced hundreds of thousands of pastoralists from their homes and lands in northern Kenya.

The report investigates the situation surrounding these displaced pastoralists. It examines the causes of their displacement, the legal basis for their protection, the shortcomings in responding to their problem and makes recommendations to the government of Kenya, pastoralist leaders and the donor community.

Click here to read the report.