Canada’s additional humanitarian and development support in Kenya


Today, Canada announced an additional $15 million in humanitarian and development assistance in Kenya. This funding, allocated to trusted partners, will help save lives and alleviate suffering in the following ways:

Humanitarian settings:

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Multi-sectoral support for refugees living in Kenya - $5 million
Canada’s funding will help provide protection and assistance, and address the essential needs of refugees and other people of concern throughout the country, including the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps. Activities include: protection services, such as responding to sexual and gender-based violence and refugee registration; the provision of shelter and emergency non-food items; educational support; livelihood assistance; and the expansion of opportunities for durable solutions.

World Food Programme - Food support for refugees and drought-affected populations in Kenya - $4 million
Canada’s support will enable general food distribution, food or cash-for-work programs and school feeding, among other efforts to reach those in need, including refugees and drought-affected populations throughout the country.

Drought recovery:

World Food Programme - Development/resilience support for Kenyans impacted by climate change - $6 million
The drought in Kenya has significantly affected the livelihoods and well-being of communities living in climate-sensitive areas. This project will help some 704,000 people living in Kenya’s most ecologically fragile lands build resilience to persistent food-security issues and strengthen government management of drought-resilience programs and activities.

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