World Vision Kenya
publication • Tuesday, May 15th 2018

Responding to Kenya's Hunger Crisis - April 2018

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A total of 242,373 people in crisis in Kenya were reached with World Vision's response in April 2018. 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • 111,734 children reached through various response activities 
  • 240,345 people received food assistance and income-earning opportunities through various food security and livelihood programme models
  • 108,399 people were able to access clean water, sanitation and hygiene services
  • 9,292 children received assistance to go to school
  • 12,975 people took part in activities to keep them safer in their communities
  • More than 5,500 new refugees were assisted in Moyale, provided food, sanitation, clean water and protection services

Still, there is more work to do. 

KEY CONCERNS: 

People require food assistance: A total of 2.55 million people require immediate food assistance from March to August 2018. From this number, 2.35 million people are in crisis and emergency drought classification, with 200,000 others in stress classification.

Flooding affected: While parts of the country were still experiencing the impacts of drought, the torrential rains that commenced in March 2018 have further resulted in erosion of livelihoods thus affecting 29 Counties. More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee their homes due to the flooding.

Damages caused by flooding: There is extensive damage to community water systems and contamination of the shallow wells and collapse of latrines. At least 280 schools in Tana River, Garissa, Wajir, Baringo, Samburu and Kisumu have sustained damages, including flooding or collapse of latrines and destruction of education materials. A total of 33 health facilities are inaccessible and there is a concern on the spread of diseases in Garissa, Isiolo, Meru, Turkana, Baringo, Mombasa, Lamu, Kilifi and West Pokot. Extensive damages and losses have been reported to agricultural fields and livestock.

Waterborne disease outbreak: Five counties already facing active cholera outbreaks (Garissa, Isiolo, Meru, Turkana and West Pokot) with 2,943 cases including 55 deaths reported –four times the number reported during the same period in 2017.

World Vision continues to respond.

World Vision is appealing for an additional $22 million to expand its humanitarian response and reach more people in need in Kenya.

For more information about World Vision's response achievements, locations and other details, please download (pdf) our April 2018 Situation Report