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Emergency Response for Drought-Stricken Families in Northeastern Kenya


Titre : Emergency Response for Drought-Stricken Families in Northeastern Kenya

Pays  : Kenya
Localisation : Mandera, Garissa, Wajir

Code : 020_003057

Date de clôture : Signaler en cours en Juillet 2023

Descriptif partiel
IRK proposes a 5-month emergency drought response to provide 1500 families (9,000 rightsholders) in Mandera, Garissa and Wajir Counties who have been severely affected by the drought with Unconditional Cash transfer of Kshs 4,150 per household for 3 cycles (monthly) as well as 600 households who will receive support through the provision of fast-moving spare parts to support water facilities cope with high demand. Through the response, the community will be empowered through unconditional cash transfers. This will increase household purchasing power, consequently enabling them to address their basic needs. This will enable the community to cushion itself from the effects of the food security situation through food purchase, including the potential to cover other household basic needs and reduce the likelihood of negative coping mechanisms such as selling and disposing of their productive assets. The proposed interventions will help the most vulnerable households to prioritize certain needs over others, regardless of the levels of assistance they receive. With cash, families can choose directly which needs to be prioritized (food, health services, school fees etc.). The proposed intervention is more dignified to the beneficiaries, cost effective to IR in terms of operations cost, as well as have multiplier effect since Cash Transfer can directly benefit local markets more than providing in-kind assistance and can revitalize or strengthen local economies, as well as benefit host communities. The drought has been deteriorating since December due to poor performance of October, November and December 2018, escalating to IPC 2 in February 2019, and are anticipated to continue through to April 2019 according to the Kenya Meteorological Department. If the crisis continues and the situation deteriorates further as predicted, IRK would seek to extend the project scale and scope to also support the county government in provision of more lifesaving essential foods, support additional health initiatives as well as livestock diseases surveillance and vaccinations.

Bénéficiaires : 9000

Financement : Islamic Relief Canada
Value (GBP) :

Islamic Relief Worldwide

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