WFP Infobrief 39: WFP Kenya’s Response to Climate Change (April 2020)

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Climate change has joined conflict as one of the main drivers of hunger in the world. Climate shocks such as drought, storms and floods are causing increasing damage to the systems that produce our food and bring it to our tables. WFP is working with governments and humanitarian partners on the frontlines of the global climate crisis, responding to an increasing number of climate-related disasters.

WFP Kenya aims to enhance the capacities of national and county governments and institutions as well as food-insecure communities to allow them to prepare for, respond to and recover from climate shocks and slow-onset climate change. This is achieved through:

  1. Supporting the most vulnerable people and communities to manage and reduce climate-related risks to food security and nutrition and to adapt to climate change;

  2. Strengthening local, national and global institutions and systems to prepare for, respond to and support sustainable recovery from climaterelated disasters and shocks; and

  3. Integrating enhanced understanding of the impacts of climate change on food security and nutrition into local, national and global policy and planning