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WFP Kenya Resilience Building Resourcing Update - 20 January 2017


WFP Kenya  Resilience Building Resourcing Update - 20 January 2017

WFP’s support to resilience building is targeted to 650,000 food-insecure people living in 15 counties in the arid and semi-arid lands.

To address the seasonal food gap of these people in a lasting manner, WFP and its partners are helping them to build rural productive assets and to transfer new production skills and approaches in order to enhance and diversify livelihoods, building resilience to drought.

While tens of thousands of WFP beneficiaries have achieved self-sufficiency and transitioned out of WFP food assistance in 2016, the current drought is very severe and is likely to erode progress on food security and the ability of beneficiaries to transition out of food assistance, particularly in the semi-arid lands.

The Government is responding with general food distributions and urging partners to scale-up relief and livelihood support and activities that reinforce the coping strategies of affected populations.