Kenya

Plagued by droughts and violence
2.6 million people require emergency food aid
75,300 children under 5 face a severe threat of acute malnutrition
2.7 million people need access to emergency drinking water
51,030 people helped

Context

Over the last ten years, drought has become a recurring feature in Kenya, particularly in the country’s northern and north-eastern areas.

Epidemics affect the cattle of mainly pastoral communities. Their ability to survive is seriously compromised as a result. Because of this, water-borne diseases are extremely common, particularly cholera, and pose an additional risk to these marginalized populations who are also suffering from the absence of a national agricultural policy and a policy for basic public services, such as health and education. Lastly, Kenya’s proximity to Somalia and the Al-Shebab group has also further destabilized the country.

  • 45.5 million inhabitants
  • 45.9% poverty rate
  • 145th out of 188 on the Human Development Index

Our action

  • Mission
    opened in 2006
  • Team 5 international staff
    44 national staff
  • Budget €1.84

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has been working in Kenya since 2006, trying to address the water shortage problem and create proper, sustainable livelihoods. Our teams have developed programs to help the pastoral communities of Marsabit County to handle recurring and unpredictable climate variations, and to bolster their adaptation strategies. In the fourth poorest county in Kenya, 75.8% of the population is living below the poverty line. Just 15% of the region’s inhabitants have regular access to drinking water.

As part of their projects focusing on livelihoods and resilience, our teams are working to improve people’s adaptability when faced with droughts, while also providing them with sustainable livelihoods.

Partners

European Union (EuropeAid), Agence de l’eau Seine Normandie, Fonds Suez Environnement Initiatives, Smart Pharma, DFID, Parc du Morvan

Our impact

food security

Food security and livelihood support

51,030 people helped

– Enhanced productivity of rain-fed crops
– Introduced and promoted drought-resistant plants
– Provided support and capacity building for village communities
– Facilitated livestock feed production
– Established Pastoral Field School
– Oversaw Prosopis management and processing operations
– Created pasture conservation areas
– Developed or updated existing DRR contingency plans at community and district level

water sanitation

Water, sanitation and hygiene

51,030 people helped

– Constructed and restored Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) systems

Should you have any questions, please contact Contact Emmanuel Rinck

Emmanuel Rinck

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Your donation

7 soit 1,75€ après déduction fiscale

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120 soit 30€ après déduction fiscale

Un abri d’urgence 1 accès à l'eau potable,
1 kit de survie

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136 soit 34€ après déduction fiscale

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91.3%of our resources are allocated to the populations we help.

This figure reflects a strategic choice based on our concept of humanitarian action.

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