Kenya Country content en School Meals Remain Indispensable in Kenya The World Food Programme and the Government of Kenya continue to provide schools meals across the arid and semi-arid areas and in the poor informal settlements of Nairobi. The national home-grown school meals programme in Kenya is now reaching more than one million school-going children in Kenya, while WFP complements efforts in hard-to-reach areas, feeding an additional half a million. School Meals Kenya Africa School Meals Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:51:36 +0000 Martin Karimi 650979 at How Farmers in Kenya Are Beating The Effects of Drought As the effects of drought continue stifling crop and livestock production across Kenya, some farmers in the worse affected areas have managed to beat this scourge. Having adopted small-scale dryland farming technologies, these farmers are able to continue feeding their families with produce from their farms.  Cash and Vouchers Food For Assets Preventing Hunger Kenya Africa Droughts Food for Assets Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:52:21 +0000 Martin Karimi 650970 at Herders In Kenya Expand Livelihoods To Cope With Drought WFP is helping 650,000 food-insecure people living in the arid and semi-arid lands build resilience to drought. Together with partners, WFP is helping these families to build rural productive assets while transferring new production skills and approaches in order to enhance and diversify livelihoods. These activities are helping many better cope with the severe drought that is currently affecting Kenya. Food For Assets Kenya Africa Droughts Food for Assets Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:24:18 +0000 Martin Karimi 650902 at Urgent Funding Needed To Reverse New Food Ration Cuts For Refugees In Kenya NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to make new cuts in food rations for refugees in Kenya amid a severe funding shortage, as the agency is rapidly running out of resources to feed the 434,000 refugees living in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma camps and in the new Kalobeyei settlement. Kenya Africa Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:03:02 +0000 WFP 650680 at Families In Kenya’s Tana Delta Grateful To The People Of Japan During the 2015 short rains season, Kenya received greater than usual amounts of rains, owing to the El Niño weather phenomenon. While these rains greatly improved pasture and rejuvenated water sources in the livestock farming zones, they caused rivers to swell and breach banks, leading to widespread flooding in the lowlands. Tana River County was one of the coastal regions badly affected. Rains in the highlands, the source of Tana River, caused heavy flooding downstream, destroying crops and property. Kenya Africa Floods General Food Distribution Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:02:40 +0000 Martin Karimi 650493 at Simple Steps To Help Kenyan Farmers Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change WFP is promoting farming methods across Kenya’s drylands to help families better cope with the effects of a changing climate. Farmers who initially had difficulties putting food on the table are now producing more than they need – with some harvesting a marketable surplus. Climate Change Kenya Local Food for Assets Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:40:35 +0000 Martin Karimi 650463 at Refugees In Kenya’s Kalobeyei Settlement Enjoy Food Freedom Kalobeyei settlement in Northern Kenya opened in June 2016 and is now hosting close to 6,000 refugees, mostly from South Sudan. The hybrid settlement aims to integrate the refugees with the local population, creating a strong bond in trade, education, and livelihoods. In Kalobeyei, WFP is giving refugees their food entitlement almost entirely in the form of cash transfers known as Bamba Chakula.  Kenya Africa Cash and Vouchers Refugees and IDPs Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:28:16 +0000 Martin Karimi 650632 at In Kenya, Communities Are Transitioning From WFP Assistance In Kenya, the World Food Programme is investing in asset creation across the arid and the semi-arid areas. These projects target vulnerable families who need immediate food assistance, but are also a way for communities to work their way out of the persistent food insecurity. As a result of sustained support, many of the productive assets established, especially in the marginal agricultural areas, have helped families attain a level of food production that meets their daily needs. WFP is therefore helping these families transition out of food assistance, in part by linking them with programmes that can help them grow and eventually start producing marketable surpluses. Food For Assets Preventing Hunger Kenya Local Africa Capacity Building Food for Assets Fri, 05 Aug 2016 04:31:45 +0000 Martin Karimi 650121 at In Northern Kenya, WFP’s Asset Creation Projects Uplift Families The World Food Programme is working with about 900 communities in 13 arid and semi-arid counties of Kenya, reaching more than 800,000 people with productive assets. These assets are helping families produce enough food for themselves and save some for the local markets. In the arid and food-insecure Turkana County, asset creation projects are changing lives and improving the health and nutrition of many families. Food For Assets Kenya Local Africa Food for Assets Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:38:30 +0000 Martin Karimi 650115 at In Kenya, South Sudanese Women And Children Seek Refuge From Conflict And Hunger When conflict broke out in South Sudan in late 2013, hundreds of thousands of uprooted families fled across the country’s borders, heading toward Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, or to Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp.  Things had seemed to stabilize by the end of 2015, and fewer new refugees were arriving each day in most neighbouring countries.  However, in the first half of 2016, the numbers gradually increased. Now, with the heightened tension in Juba and worsening food security, many more are fleeing the country. Responding to Emergencies Kenya South Sudan Local Africa South Sudan emergency General Food Distribution Nutrition Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:12:09 +0000 Martin Karimi 650117 at