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Kenya: Drought Response Situation Report No. 1, 13 April 2017


  • Since the declaration of the drought emergency by the Government of Kenya in February, humanitarian partners are working together with national authorities to scale up response activities targeting vulnerable people and families in the counties most affected by the drought.
  • Over 1, 2 million people were reached in March through WFP, and Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) food and cash programmes.
  • The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has approved an allocation of $10.3 million enabling UN Agencies and partners to initiate live-saving interventions in the sectors of Nutrition, Health, Child Protection, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Livelihoods
  • Since the launch of the Flash Appeal in March, almost USD 30 million has been mobilised against the total requirement of USD 166 million.
  • The IFRC launched its revised Emergency Appeal seeking approximately USD 25 million to respond to increased needs.
  • Humanitarian actors developed a Humanitarian Pillar Contingency Plan for the up-coming national elections to be held in August 2017.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Humanitarian Country Team
Original Publication Date: 
13 Apr 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Cash Transfer Programming
Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018