Action Against Hunger has been working in Kenya since 2002

Kenya

In 2017, we strengthened health systems, infrastructure, and local capacity to implement lifesaving activities and nutrition services.

 

Country Overview

Kenya's economy is the largest in the region and its agricultural sector is strong. However, an unequal distribution of wealth has left half of the country’s population living below the poverty line. Communities in arid and semi-arid regions face immense challenges, including drought, hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Last year, erratic and below-average rainfall contributed to limited harvests, smaller crop yields, loss of livestock, high food prices, and water shortages. The dire public health situation in Kenya has been exacerbated by droughts, floods and food shortages putting the lives and livelihoods of millions people at risk. 
 
129,376
People we helped in 2017

What we are doing

Action Against Hunger has been present in Kenya since 2002, implementing both development programmes and projects to prepare the country for potential emergencies such as drought or flooding. 

Our team works alongside local authorities to reduce the risk of drought through early warning systems, data analysis, and identification of local means to address hunger and malnutrition. We also work with the National Drought Management Authority to increase community capacity to identify and manage risks by developing disaster risk management plans and linking them to local-level plans.

In 2017, we strengthened health systems, infrastructure, and local capacity to implement lifesaving activities and nutrition services. Working with local partners, our main programmes include:

  • Improving food security through cash transfers and food vouchers
  • Improving health and nutrition through integrated community health outreach
  • Improving access to safe water and sanitation facilities
  • Providing hygiene education

 

Action Against Hunger has been working in Kenya since 2002
Action Against Hunger has been working in Kenya since 2002

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Facts

Number of staff
51
Operating since
2002
Based in
Nairobi, Isiolo, Kapenguria, Bungoma