WFP Kenya Country Brief, June 2018

from World Food Programme
Published on 30 Jun 2018

In Numbers

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

Operational Updates

WFP Kenya’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2018-2023, was approved on 22 June 2018 by the WFP Executive Board. The new CSP will contribute to one of the Government’s “Big Four” priorities over the next five years (achieving 100 percent food and nutrition security). The CSP is based on the National Zero Hunger Strategic Review (2018) and is also aligned with the Government of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

The over-arching theme of WFP’s strategy in Kenya is to accelerate its shift from the direct provision of transfers and services to the strengthening of national systems and capacities to deliver food and nutrition security. WFP will work in close partnership with national and county governments, other United Nations agencies, regional and international financial institutions, civil society and nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions and the private sector in the delivery of the CSP.

In June 2018, WFP fully handed over the provision of school meals to primary school children, to the Ministry of Education. The government will now fully finance and lead the delivery of school feeding activities. WFP will continue to provide technical assistance and capacity support to ensure targeted primary and pre-primary school going children benefit from an inclusive, nutrition-sensitive and sustainable national school meals programme for better educational achievement. WFP supported the finalization of the National School Health Policy, which will be validated in the coming months.

WFP sensitized members of the county assembly in Turkana and Tana River counties on the importance of incorporating food safety and quality in their County Integrated Development Plans. Assessments, certification and qualification of public health officers in testing of aflatoxin was conducted in Turkana