Kenya - Humanitarian Relief Assistance to the Flood Affected Population

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Jun 2008
Signature Date 21 Apr 2009
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 17 Jun 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 325,928.24
Status Completion

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 flood affected victims. The emergency relief assistance operation will be funded through a grant from the Bank's Special Relief Fund (SRF). The total grant amount will be limited to the approved country ceiling of US$500,000 (five hundred thousand). The grant funds will be used to purchase food, as well as associated costs of transportation and distribution of food rations to the beneficiaries and for administrative charges. Relief food assistance will be channelled through targeted food distribution to households affected by the floods and to those with no livestock or other sources of income (remittances and wage labour) to purchase food and other basic needs; and widows, orphans, female and elderly-headed households without visible means of survival. Relief assistance will be specifically targeted to districts most affected by the floods. It is proposed that the total contribution of US$500,000 would be used for buying approximately 1,000 tons of maize locally. Due to the imminent shortfalls only local purchases are timely enough to avoid suspending life-saving food assistance.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
World Food Program - WFP - Kenya Office
World Food Program (WFP) - Kenya Office


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-AAZ-005
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Kenya