Kenya Humanitarian Emergency

Two young women
UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo

Kenya is experiencing drought due to poor performance of long rains in March-April-May 2016 coupled with very late onset of the Oct-Nov-Dec rainfall season. The food security situation is likely to deteriorate as predicted by IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), FEWSNET, Kenya Metrological Department (KMD) WFP and FAO.  An estimated 5.62M persons are predicted to be acutely food insecure betweeb August and December 2017. In addition, Kenya hosst 489,239 refugees and 203,000 Internaly displaced populations (IDMC and UNHCR;2017). UNFPA’s in particular contributions aim to strengthen response to sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) and provide services to prevent and respond to gender based violence (GBV) affected displaced and drought affected populations. The limited available health facilities in the affected areas have been overstretched with facilities lacking essential medical supplies and basic obstetric emergency services. The linited available referral pathways and broken down protection systems for prevention and response to GBV have led to little reporting and thus many survivors without needed services. UNFPA has incorporated plans to facilitate implementing activities aimed at maintaining and increasing access to and availability Reproductive Maternal New-born Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) services in drought affected areas in target counties, through roll out of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for emergency RH and have scalled up prevention and responses to GBV.

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

Humanitarian needs

6.29 million
1.64 million
2.08 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    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.