Published on 19 March 2009

The results of the short rains assessment were presented to the Kenya Food Security Meeting on 5 March. One of the major recommendations was that there is an urgent need for emergency responses to run concurrently with medium to long-term interventions that are intended to build the resilience of livelihoods and improve capacities to withstand future shocks.

Following the recommendations of the assessment, WFP is scaling up the EMOP/PRRO from the current 1.2 million to 3.5 million people in 2009. Food assistance will be provided through general food distributions, food-for-assets, emergency school feeding, supplementary feeding and mother and child health care programmes.