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WFP Kenya | Brief Reporting period: 01 July – 30 September 2015


Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP's assistance in Kenya focuses on the most food insecure people living in chronically poor and marginalised areas where development lags markedly behind the rest of the country. WFP is currently providing food assistance through a hybrid of transfer modalities of food and cash.

Through the Country Programme, WFP supports: i) capacity of devolved county structures to better equip them to prepare, analyse and respond to shocks; ii) national school meals programme; iii) market access for smallholder farmers; and iv) the National Nutrition Action Plan.

Through the “Bridging Relief and Resilience in the Arid and Semi-arid Lands” operation, WFP focuses on: i) harmonising relief and nutrition support with emerging government safety nets, including nutrition interventions; ii) building the capacities of county governments to provide emergency assistance; and iii) enhancing partnerships to build resilience, increase sustainability and transition to other partners. The operation also supports the Country Programme and its focus on capacity development.

The “Food assistance for refugees” operation provides food assistance to refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma camps through general food distributions (food and cash transfers), targeted supplementary feeding (malnourished children, mothers), complementary specialised foods for mothers and all children aged 6-23 months and porridge for school children. WFP also provides support to the host community through food assistance for assets activities (FFA) and food for training for the host population as well as the refugees. To support comprehensive targeting of assistance, WFP, UNHCR and partners are conducting an analytical study to determine the level of vulnerability among refugees living in camps. Primary data will be collected from November in Kakuma. In Dadaab however, the timing of the data collection is contingent on the security situation.

WFP Kenya has a “helpline” as part of its efforts to address gender, protection and accountability issues for affected persons. The telephone helpline has proven to be an efficient way to provide information to people assisted by WFP and other community members, solve operational problems, receive allegations of fraud and misconduct, and solicit feedback about WFP’s activities. The helpline covers over 1.6 million beneficiaries, 63 percent of those currently assisted by WFP.

The Government is in its second medium term plan of its development blueprint, “Vision 2030”. WFP’s assistance supports the new UNDAF, which is aligned with government priorities. WFP contributes towards the four Strategic Objectives.