|Approval Date||03 Jul 2017|
|Signature Date||07 Feb 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Jul 2018|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||29 Dec 2018|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
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%).
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.
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.
Special Relief Funds
World Food Program
Ministère des Finances
|Last Update||07 Jul 2020|
|Name||KAMARA Samuel Joseph|