Kenya Country content en 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 need for meals is particularly acute at the moment because of the elevated food insecurity in the country. The number of acutely food insecure people assessed in need of food assistance in March 2015 has increased by a further 7 percent since the previous assessment in August 2014 to 1.6 million as a result of consecutive poor rainy seasons. The areas of most concern are those targeted by WFP school feeding, including Garissa, Marsabit and Wajir where many households are in the “Crisis” phase (3) of the integrated Food Security Phase Classification, and substantial numbers are under the “Stressed” phase (2). 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 A Mother Is Sowing Seeds Of Change In Kenya As the mother of six boys, a farmer and the leader of her farming group, Judith is the perfect example of a local saying - Empower a woman, and you empower an entire community. Kenya Global Africa Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:03:42 +0000 WFP 644357 at WFP Welcomes Substantial And Timely Assistance To Refugees From The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a generous and timely contribution of US$104 million to assist refugees sheltering in countries neighbouring Syria, in Ethiopia and in Kenya, provided by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. Ethiopia Kenya Syria Global Africa Middle East Syria emergency Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:50:37 +0000 WFP 644378 at Knorr And WFP: Building Bright Futures In Kenya Through Home Grown School Meals Together with our partner Knorr, the World Food Programme is working with smallholder farmers to bring home grown school meals to more schools in Kenya. When school meals are locally grown, it’s not only the children who benefit – but entire communities. See how this innovative approach is building brighter futures in Kenya… Kenya Local Africa Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:12:30 +0000 WFP 643981 at WFP Forced To Reduce Food Rations To Refugees In Kenya NAIROBI – 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. Kenya Global Africa Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:06:59 +0000 WFP 644003 at In Kenya, Family Farming is Transforming Lives One of the ways WFP is working toward “zero hunger” in Kenya is through community-based livelihood and asset-creation projects that help strengthen food security. These assets and the development of related skills enable communities to improve their resilience and increase food self-sufficiency. Food For Assets Kenya Local Food for Assets Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:55:06 +0000 Amanda Lawrence-Brown 643756 at