Kenya Humanitarian Emergency

Two young women
UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo

Kenya is affected by climate hazards, particularly droughts, floods and desert locust infestation, which drive displacement and exacerbate the risk of food insecurity, malnutrition and disease outbreaks. Kenya also hosts nearly half a million refugees, mostly from Somalia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia. Refugees live in Dadaab, Kukuma and Kalobeyei camps and several urban locations. Availability of health services, including basic emergency obstetric care, in affected areas is limited, with many health facilities lacking essential health supplies. A lack of referral pathways and a breakdown in protection systems leave many survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) without needed services. UNFPA is working to improve availability of and access to Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health services for refugees and host populations affected by drought and floods through rollout of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for emergency sexual and reproductive health services. UNFPA also works with Kenya's Ministry of Public Service and Gender to scale up GBV prevention, and response services, including harmful practices such as female genital mutilation.

Country Population: 46.1 mil

Humanitarian needs

1.58 million
Last updated on - 14 July 2020

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    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
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • 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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