News release
Refugees and IDPs
31 May 2012

The World Food Programme (WFP) in Kenya has received dates worth US$ 671,000 (about Ksh 56 million) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the refugees in Kakuma and Dadaab camps. The 200 metric tonnes (mt) are part of a 4,000 mt donation of dates to WFP programmes in various countries.

Droughts, Refugees and IDPs, General Food Distribution, School Meals
29 May 2012

The government of Japan has contributed an additional US$ 6.5 million to the United Nation World Food Programme (WFP) to help the agency feed nearly 3.4 million vulnerable people in Kenya, including school children, refugees, and the drought-affected poor. The new contribution brings Japan’s total support for WFP’s food assistance programmes in Kenya to US$ 22.9 million (about Ksh 1.9 billion) in the last 12 months.

5 March 2012

ROME – A 13-year-old Kenyan girl and her classmates will join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) live via video technology tomorrow, opening a rare window on life in one of the poorest districts of Nairobi.

Ambassadors & Celebrities, Droughts
15 December 2011

Renowned recording artist Sami Yusuf is to donate the proceeds of a new single to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in support of humanitarian operations in the drought-hit Horn of Africa.

21 July 2011

Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is today (21 July) travelling to Somalia to view WFP’s ongoing operations to feed vulnerable and hungry people affected by severe drought and conflict. Sheeran will return to Nairobi, Kenya this evening.

Climate Change, Droughts, Emergencies
12 July 2011

The drought afflicting the Horn of Africa region has left millions at the mercy of hunger, threatening the livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists, and putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of children at risk.  Protecting the brains and bodies of young children, and pregnant and lactating women through special nutritional food is our top priority.

8 July 2011

WFP Spokesman, David Orr, on his return from Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya this week: “I met Somali women and children who had walked for weeks to reach the safety of refugee camps in Kenya. 

8 July 2011

From mega-emergencies, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, to headline-grabbing humanitarian crises, such as the conflicts in Cote d’Ivoire or Libya, the international community has stepped up to help those impacted by disaster and tragedy over the last few years. 

29 June 2011

Desperate hunger is looming across the Horn of Africa and threatening the lives of millions who are struggling to survive in the face of rising food prices and conflict. 

Climate Change, Focus on Women
3 April 2011

DADAAB – The heads of three United Nations agencies today expressed deep concern about the living conditions of more than 314,000 Somali refugees during a visit to three camps in Dadaab in northeastern Kenya.  More refugees are arriving daily, crowding more people into one of the largest refugee concentrations in the world.