Kenya Country content en 10 Facts About Hunger Here are ten things to know to understand the global food and nutrition situation. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Afghanistan Algeria Angola Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Benin Bhutan Bolivia Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire Cuba Djibouti Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia Gambia Georgia Ghana Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Iran Iraq Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Moldova, Republic of Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Pakistan Palestine, State of Panama Peru Philippines Russian Federation Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka Sudan Swaziland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Timor-Leste Togo Tunisia Uganda Ukraine Uzbekistan Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Africa Americas Asia Europe Middle East Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:54:56 +0000 WFP 647971 at In Kenya, WFP Introduces Electronic Cash Transfers For Refugees In Kakuma Camps The World Food Programme (WFP) has introduced electronic cash transfers in the Kakuma refugee camps. The cash transfers – dubbed bamba chakula, or “get your food” in Sheng, a Swahili-based slang – replaces part of the monthly food ration that the refugees receive each month. Cash and Vouchers Kenya Africa Cash and Vouchers Refugees and IDPs Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:47:36 +0000 WFP 647835 at 10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Chad Djibouti El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia Guatemala Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Kenya Malawi Mauritania Nicaragua Niger Pakistan Philippines Senegal Somalia South Sudan Sudan Uganda Zimbabwe Global Africa Americas Asia Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:50:03 +0000 WFP 647604 at In Kenya, Refugees Happy To Get Dates Despite Ration Cuts With the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided 212 metric tons of dates to the refugees in Dadaab, Kenya. Kenya Africa Refugees and IDPs Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:52:41 +0000 WFP 647093 at Refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab Camp Find Life a Daily Struggle Funds have forced the World Food Programme ( WFP) to reduce the amount of food rations for the refugees by 30 percent. While the agency hopes the cuts are temporary, they could in fact, become greater without significant contributions that will prevent food stocks from running out. Refugees say the ration cuts make their already difficult lives even harder. Kenya Africa Refugees and IDPs Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:08:34 +0000 WFP 647008 at 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. Responding to Emergencies School Meals Kenya Local Africa General Food Distribution School Meals Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:16:12 +0000 WFP 646960 at Lack Of Funds Forces WFP To Reduce Food Rations Again For Refugees In Kenya NAIROBI – For the second time in just over six months, a shortage of funds is forcing the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to reduce the size of food rations temporarily for about half a million refugees living in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya. Kenya Africa Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:49:44 +0000 WFP 646775 at Support Needed For School Meals In Kenya School meals are recognized as one of the most important and dependable safety nets for children and their families in Kenya. The WFP-supported school meals programme provides daily meals for about 791,000 vulnerable schoolchildren from food-insecure families in the most arid counties of Kenya and the unplanned settlements of Nairobi. School meals serve as an incentive for parents to send their children to school, so a significant disruption in the programme could result in pupils dropping out in large numbers. This would reverse the gains made so far, including increased enrolment, high attendance rate, transition to secondary schools, gender parity, and the competitive performance in the national examinations. WFP uses both in-kind and cash transfers to deliver school meals. In the arid counties of Isiolo and Samburu, WFP has rolled out cash transfers to schools with the support from Canada and other donors. WFP has also introduced the home-grown school meals programme into the arid lands, a programme that allows schools to buy commodities from local farmers.   Kenya School Meals Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:59:39 +0000 WFP 645778 at Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Supports Refugees In Kenya In Kenya, WFP supports nearly half a million refugees – mostly Somalis – in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps. The refugees are unable to work, grow crops or raise livestock, and have limited options to provide food for their families aside from the assistance that WFP distributes each month. In mid-November, insufficient funding forced WFP to reduce the size of their food rations by half. The Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was one of the Government partners to respond to WFP’s urgent appeal, providing US$10 million. Together with contributions from other donors, this enabled WFP Kenya to resume full rations on 1 January 2015 for all refugees. Kenya General Food Distribution Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:50:30 +0000 WFP 645294 at Government Donors Enable WFP To Resume Full Rations For Refugees In Kenya NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya in January, thanks to new donor contributions. Kenya Africa Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:44:01 +0000 WFP 644618 at