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Working in Crises and Conflict

 USAID Food for Peace provides food commodities to refugees in Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya.
USAID Food for Peace provides food commodities to refugees in Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya.
Mwangi Kirubi/USAID

USAID provides humanitarian relief and food assistance in the East Africa region, including Kenya.

The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) partners with the UN World Food Program (WFP) to provide relief and build resilience among the most vulnerable populations in Kenya, including refugee populations in the camps.

In the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), FFP supports food insecure Kenyans by providing cash or food in exchange for work on improving community infrastructure, such as rehabilitating local roads or irrigation systems. With an overall improved food security situation in many parts of Kenya, WFP has begun handing over its general food distributions to some county authorities—a process that is expected to continue and accelerate over the next several years. WFP is now focusing instead on asset creation activities that build capacity and resilience. FFP is also providing funding and in-kind Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition in the ASALs and among refugee populations in Kenya.

In addition to food distributions and therapeutic foods, FFP supports refugees living in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps and their host communities with education on maternal and child health.

USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) responds to complex emergencies in the Horn of Africa region. In addition to food assistance, USAID and its partners deliver emergency health and nutrition services, safe drinking water, hygiene kits and relief items to help people facing famine. 

Learn more about current crisis response in Kenya here.

Fact Sheets

Food for Peace Kenya Refugee Program

Food for Peace Food Assistance - East and Central Africa

 

Last updated: August 18, 2017

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