Kenya: Drought Emergency appeal n°: MDRKE030

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Launched: 29 August 2014 End date: 29 May 2015

Appeal timeframe: 9 months


This Emergency Appeal will enable the IFRC to support the Kenya Red Cross Society to assist 649,175 beneficiaries for 9 months, and will be completed by the June 2015. As a result of poor performance of the long rains March – May 2014 the North Western, Northern, North Eastern, South Eastern and parts of the Coast in Kenya households’ food availability as well as livestock productivity has been affected. The situation has been worsened by increasing food prices (which continually erode household purchasing power)) driven by increase in costs of fuel, and general inflation.

The Kenya Red Cross Society will work with the national and county governments and in partnership with humanitarian agencies involved in drought relief, in scaling up humanitarian interventions to the communities affected by the drought. The interventions will focus on improving access to safe water (for both human consumption and for livestock), essential health and nutrition services, support to school feeding programmes as well as support to livelihood activities such as distribution of seeds in marginal agricultural areas to maximise on potential for early planting in the coming long rainy season and procurement of replanting kits for farmers in previously implemented integrated food security and livelihood projects.