Kenya - Emergency Humanitarian Relief Assistance to the Population affected by Drought and Famine


Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Jul 2017
Signature Date 07 Feb 2018
Planned Completion Date 29 Dec 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Jul 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 476,831.54
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project concerns a grant as emergency assistance for drought and food crisis in Kenya. This emergency humanitarian relief assistance aims to contribute to the alleviation of the suffering of the drought affected populations in Kenya. This will target vulnerable individuals and households with the primary objective of saving lives and preserving livelihoods, and will be distributed through WFP. The Bank's grant funds will be used to purchase food items as well as associated costs of transportation and distribution of food rations to the beneficiaries and for administrative charges. The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has doubled to 2.7 million in February 2017, up from 1.3 million in August 2016. This is equivalent to 20% and 18% of population in pastoral and marginal areas, respectively. The relief food assistance will be channeled through targeted food distribution to households affected by the drought mainly widows, orphans, female and elderly-headed households without visible means of survival. The project comprises three (03) components: 1) Purchase of maize, vegetable oil and pulses for 20,000 households; 2) 1,500 trucks of water; and 3) World Food Program (WFP) Administrative fee (5%).

Project Objectives

The objective of the proposed Bank emergency humanitarian relief assistance is to contribute to the Government of Kenya and UN’s efforts in providing urgent food aid distributions and deliveries of water purification supplies, medicines and shelter materials to the drought affected populations.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiary of the project is the households affected by the drought mainly widows, orphans, female and elderly-headed households without visible means of survival.

Participating Organization

Funding
Special Relief Funds
Implementing
Ministère des Finances
Implementing
World Food Program

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-AA0-019
Last Update 25 Jul 2019

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Contact Details

Name KAMARA Samuel Joseph
Email s.j.kamara@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Kenya