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PROTRACTED RELIEF AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS— KENYA 200174

This Operation has been modified as per Budget revision 9 (see below).

Kenya hosts 370,000 refugees, mainly from Somalia and the Sudan, in Dadaab and Kakuma camps. The refugees have depended on WFP food assistance since 1991. Kenya’s 2007 Refugees Act prohibits refugees from engaging in economic activities outside the camps, which prevents integration into Kenyan society. Prospects for repatriation or resettlement in a third country are limited.

Events in Somalia and the Sudan resulted in 67,500 new asylum seekers in 2010. WFP anticipates a further 73,500 refugee arrivals in 2011 and predicts that the refugee population in Kenya will rise to 520,000 by 2014.

Following a government request for continued international support for refugees, and in line with the recommendations of the September 2010 joint assessment mission, WFP  will continue food assistance for refugees in the camps. The operation will focus on relief and on ensuring that the special nutritional requirements of vulnerable groups are met. 

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)292,011,690
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 3,697,411
USA72,190,224
Canada18,497,495
United Kingdom10,273,983
European Commission8,222,894
Japan4,200,000
Russian Federation2,000,000
Switzerland1,841,808
UN CERF1,512,669
Private Donors783,296
Italy612,245
France271,370
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)40,000
Threats to food security
Threats to Food Security
  • Poverty
  • High demographic growth
  • Arid and semi-arid lands in the north and east
  • Droughts
  • HIV/AIDS