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2022

Locally driven lifesaving assistance for the most vulnerable populations affected by drought in Turkana

Kenya

Dan Church Aid (DCA)

Titre : Locally driven lifesaving assistance for the most vulnerable populations affected by drought in Turkana

Région / Pays : Kenya

Durée : July 2022-December 2022

Contexte
Some 4.1 million people in Kenya are severely food insecure due to the ongoing drought. Millions of livestock—which pastoralist families rely upon for sustenance and livelihoods—are emaciated or dead. Food prices are rising in many drought-affected areas, due to a combination of macro-economic challenges, below-average harvests, rising prices on international markets, including because of the war in Ukraine.

Turkana County is the county with the highest number of people living in IPC 3 and 4 in Kenya, with 278,093 people in crisis and 92,698 in emergency (IPC Kenya -ASAL Feb to June 2022 report). Livestock body condition has been assessed as very poor across the county. Consequently, families in Turkana have lost their livestock, with milk production – and therefore milk consumption – dropping to zero. Malnutrition phase is critical with 13,863 children between 6 to 59 months requiring treatment for severe acute malnutrition and 50,706 for moderate acute malnutrition. Children depend on school feeding programmes, and associated rates of early marriage and gender-based violence have risen dramatically.

Descriptif
DCA is providing emergency funding to support our local partner SAPCONE with Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) and group cash using the Survivor & Community-Led Response (SCLR) approach in Turkana North, Turkana East and Turkana Central sub counties- some of the areas severely affected by drought.

The emergency multi-sector response is done through mobile money cash transfers, targeting vulnerable households for a period of six months, and supporting drought and conflict affected communities with community cash grants through the Survivor and Community-Led Response (SCLR) approach. The Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) is unconditional and unrestricted running from July 2022 to December 2022.

Partenaire(s)  : SAPCONE — ASAL Humanitarian Network (AHN)

Financement : Danida
Budget : 5,000,000 DKK (Special Partnership Agreement/SPA top up) + 1,000,000 Danida emergency funding.

Présentation : Dan Church Aid (DCA)

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