News release
Cash and Vouchers, School Meals
16 September 2013

Nairobi - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in conjunction with the Government of Kenya and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), today officially launched a cash transfer pilot for school meals in Kenya’s arid regions – the first time this initiative has been taken in Kenya.

School Meals
25 July 2013

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today presented the Kenyan Ministry of Education with 60 motorbikes and a four-wheel-drive vehicle to strengthen the government’s expanding Home-Grown School Meals Programme (HGSMP).

18 June 2013

NAIROBI - The Government of Japan has contributed US $15 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to people in the arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya. The contribution will also assist refugees in the Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camp in the north of the country.

Refugees and IDPs
3 June 2013

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Kenya has welcomed a donation of more than 300 tons of dates worth some US$ 672,000 (about Ksh. 56 million) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for refugees living in camps in Kakuma and Dadaab.

29 January 2013

NAIROBI – The U.N. World Food Programme has begun providing food assistance in the southern Somali city of Kismayo for the first time in more than four years. Conflict and insecurity have prevented WFP and many other humanitarian agencies from working in the area, but improved security and access now make it possible to reach Kismayo’s most vulnerable people.

19 December 2012

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for urgent funding to continue providing food assistance as planned to more than 550,000 refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in northern Kenya

Food for Assets, Purchase for Progress
16 October 2012

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) honours World Food Day (16 October) by reaffirming its dedication to work with communities, civil society, governments and the private sector to end hunger in our lifetimes.

Droughts, Focus on Women
16 August 2012

Nairobi – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$1 million (about Ksh. 85 million) contribution from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support people still suffering from the effects of the devastating drought in 2011... WFP is using the donation to support recovery and resilience building activities in arid districts including Turkana.

Droughts, Refugees and IDPs
30 July 2012

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of wheat flour from the Russian Federation worth US$2 million (about Ksh. 170 million) to provide assistance to vulnerable people in Kenya, including the drought-affected poor and refugees.

Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs
18 June 2012

The Republic of Zambia has donated food commodities worth about US$100,000 (about Ksh. 8.3 million) to support refugees in camps at Dadaab in northeastern Kenya.