Kenya

Refugee in Dadaab.   WFP/Martin Karimi

In Kenya, Shortage Of Funds Threatens WFP Food Assistance

WFP's operations in Kenya are facing severe funding shortfalls, forcing the UN agency to reduce the size of food rations distributed to refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps by 30 percent, starting in mid-June.  Similarly, a shortage of funds is threatening to force cuts in the WFP-supported school meals programme, which helps keep children in school in Kenya's arid areas and the slums of Nairobi.

Overview

Kenya largely depends on rain-fed agriculture for its food requirements, relying on the two main rain seasons namely the March–May long rains and October–December short rains. About 80 percent of the land is arid or semi-arid.