Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to 2005 Drought Victims

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Dec 2004
Signature Date 16 Jun 2005
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2005
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 13010
Commitment U.A 325,928.24
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Humanitarian Emergency Assistance to Drought-Affected Communities in 2004. It's designed because of the many damages caused by the rains in Kenya. Indeed, the long season rains were particularly poor in most of the Eastern and Southern Kenya, this year (2004), as well as parts of the northern areas. A dry spell from late April to May came at a critical stage in crop production. Scattered showers in early June were too late for a significant crop recovery, resulting in high crop failures in other parts of the country, including the Coast and Eastern Provinces. Pasture and grazing lands have also been rendered unproductive in most of the North Eastern Province and parts of the Rift Valley. It's, at this time, estimated that over 2.3 million people would require food assistance this year and up to early 2005. According to the Government, this emergency assistance should be needed up to the end of January 2005 for people struggling with food shortages. It should also support the school-feeding programme amongst other needs in the arid and semi-arid areas.

Project Objectives

The objective of the Bank humanitarian assistance is to contribute to the alleviation of the suffering of the drought-affected victims. This assistance should support the provision of food rations, medical supplies and makeshift schools for children.


The main beneficiaries of this operation are the communities affected by the drought in Kenya in 2004.

Participating Organization

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


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-IC0-001
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Kenya