Kenya Humanitarian Emergency

Two young women
UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo

Kenya's humanitarian needs were exacerbated by an El Nino-related drought that struck the country in 2016 and which has compromised the food security of nearly 2.5 million people. The limited number of health facilities in drought-stricken areas and areas prone to flooding has overstretched these facilities' ability to provide life-saving medical care, especially in emergency situations. Furthermore, women are often unable to travel the long distances necessary to access these facilities for family planning and maternal services and treatment for STIs. The country is also home to one of the world's largest refugee camps, whose imminent closure will displace an estimated 200,000 refugees who have not been voluntarily repatriated to their home countries. UNFPA in Kenya works to maintain and increase access to sexual and reproductive health services for vulnerable populations, as well as supports mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 46.1 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

1.69 million
Last updated on - 01 Janvier 2017

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.