Appeals & Response Plans
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Kenya: Floods - Apr 2016
- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
Most read reports
- Kenya launches 10-year Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework
- Kenya: Half of the assessed households report insufficient access to food at Dadaab refugee complex
- 'Water from air' quenches threatened girls' thirst in arid Kenya
- Dreams Deterred: opportunities to promote self-reliance for Somali refugee youth in Kenya
- Four taken ill amid cholera fears in Tharaka-Nithi County
4,505 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 1.6 m cash-based transfers made
US$17 m six months (October 2018–March 2019) net funding requirements
265 800 people assisted in September 2018
6,033 mt of food assistance distributed US$ 1.6 m cash-based transfers made US$ 34.4 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements 0.4 m people assisted in August 2018
ISIOLO, Kenya – The Government of Kenya formally took over today from the United Nations World Food Programme responsibility for providing lunches to 1.6 million school children in arid and semi-arid areas of the country.
Since the 1980s, school meals in Kenya have been the joint responsibility of WFP and the Ministry of Education.
Food security improvements driven by above-average long rains and low staple food prices
Will an El Nino take place?
Current forecasts of Eastern Pacific sea surface temperatures (SST) and expert judgement point to a significant likelihood of an El Nino materializing: currently this stands at 50-55% chance of it happening in the northern hemisphere Autumn and 65-70% chance of it developing in the coming Winter.
How long is it likely to last?
Judging from the forecasts for how SST are likely to evolve, this El Nino, should it materialize, is likely to be relatively short and over by mid 2019.
5,816 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 1.98 m cash-based transfers made
US$ 46.9 m six months (August 2018 – January 2019) net funding requirements
0.9 m people assisted in July 2018
Alexander Betts, Remco Geervliet, Claire MacPherson, Naohiko Omata, Cory Rodgers, Olivier Sterck
Context. Kenya hosts nearly 500,000 refugees.1 Most of these refugees are from Somalia, but Kenya also hosts refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia, DRC, Burundi, and Sudan. Historically, most of the refugees have been concentrated in three main locations: the Dadaab camps, the Kakuma camps and Nairobi.
13,394 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 3.5 m cash based transfers made
US$ 46 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements
1.8 m people assisted in June 2018
NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Saturday 21 July welcomed an historic donation of 33,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea. This donation will enable WFP to provide food assistance to more than 1.5 million people, mostly refugees, living in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.