Kenya Humanitarian Emergency

Two young women

Country Population:

46.1 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Between December 2019 and March 2020, Kenya experienced the worst locust infestation in 70 years. Hundreds of thousands of people were also affected by floods in 2020. Climate hazards drive displacement and exacerbate the risk of food insecurity, malnutrition and disease outbreaks. In addition, Kenya hosts over half a million refugees, mainly from Somalia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia. Many crisis-affected people lack access to life-saving services such as prenatal care, skilled birth attendance and services for survivors of gender-based violence. UNFPA is working to improve availability of and access to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in crisis-affected areas, including refugee camps.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

14.0 million

Women of reproductive age

3.7 million

Pregnant women


Young people

4.7 million

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

  • 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.

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