Innovations aiding rapid emergency response

Drought-stricken arid lands, which are ranked among the poorest counties in Kenya, are currently experiencing delayed rains leaving local communities to grapple with low access to water for household and animal use, lack of food and grazing land for their livestock and at risk of contagious diseases.  This emergency situation risks destabilising the market systems and further eroding resilience, which the arid lands pastoral communities heavily depend on for their livelihood.  

 

 

  • A young man fetching water for sale in drought affected Kalokol area in Turkana. Photo Credit/Joyce Kabue

    Over 2.7 Kenyans from 23 Counties are affected by the drought. 

  • Oxfam (lead agency), Concern Worldwide and Transparency international (Accountability partner), through funding from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) are supporting the affected communities in mitigating and preventing the effects of the on-going state of the emergency situation by promoting access to clean safe water and unconditional and conditional cash transfers.