Kenya has a chronic food shortage that affects 2 to 3 million people annually. In FY2010, 1.6 million people required food relief as a result of drought and rising costs of food that affected the country.
Over 50% of the relief food aid distributed by the World Food Program in Kenya in FY2010 was donated by the United States government.
In 2010, USAID/Food for Peace provided 72,000 MT of emergency food assistance valued at $69 million to 3.8 million Kenyans affected. USAID Food for Peace also provided 26,250 MT of emergency food assistance - worth to approximately 330,000 refugees primarily from Somalia in Kakuma and Daadab camps.USAID/Office of Disaster Assistance provided more than $10 million for water, sanitation, and hygiene - benefitting up to 89,000 people.
Up to 94,000 individuals benefited from drought recovery program worth 1.4 million in arid and marginal agricultural areas.
Famine and Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS/NET) improved disaster-preparedness and analysis skills of early-warning and drought monitoring officers. FEWS/NET helped improve the disaster of preparedness and analytical skills of 50 GoK early and drought monitoring officers - 15 of whom are women enabling USG humanitarian assistance to be effectively utilized in FY10.
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