Operations

Protecting and Rebuilding Livelihoods in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas


About this Operation

Operation Documents

Resource Situation

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 4 (see below).

Eighty percent of Kenya is arid and semi-arid land with pervasive climate shocks, food insecurity and poverty; 4.3 million people live in arid areas. Kenya’s economy is the largest and most diversified in East Africa, but drought and rising food and fuel prices affect food security. Kenya depends on imports to help feed its people.

Countries

Kenya

Kenya is experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent years. Northern Kenya is particularly affected and the government has declared the drought in this region a national disaster. The poor March to May 2011 long rains, coming successively after the failed October to December 2010, have greatly undermined the food security situation in the country....