Kenya - Humanitarian Relief Assistance to Drought Related Crisis

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Jul 2011
Signature Date 16 Dec 2011
Planned Completion Date 18 Jan 2012
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Jul 2012
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 651,856.49
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Proposal for Bank emergency assistance to Kenya is a direct response to the Kenya Food Security Network observation that the ongoing drought has led to a critical decline in food security among the pastoral communities and poor urban households. The grant funds is 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 total grant amount is limited to the approved country ceiling of US$1,000,000 (one million United States Dollars).

Project Objectives

The objective the 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 to drought affected families in arid and semi arid areas.


Relief food assistance will be channeled through targeted food distribution to 25,000 households affected by the drought mainly the vulnerable groups (widows, orphans, female and elderly-headed households) without alternative means of survival.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
World Food Program (WFP)


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-AAZ-008
Last Update 01 Dec 2021


Contact Details

Name ODERO Walter Owuor

Geographic Location

Country Kenya