In Kenya, WFP provides specialised fortified foods to young children, as well as to pregnant women and nursing mothers, to stave off malnutrition.

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WFP Forced To Reduce Food Rations To Refugees In Kenya

Around half a million refugees, mainly from Somalia and South Sudan, living in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in remote areas in northern Kenya, will receive reduced rations from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a result of insufficient funding.

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.