Kenya Drought response: Facts & Figures May - November 2022
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has targeted its drought response to the coastal and north-eastern counties (Lamu, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera), where the impact of the drought is compounded by insecurity and challenging access to the communities.
To ground its response at the community level, the ICRC works in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), which has presence in the communities, and engages with affected people and coordinates with local authorities.
Two organizations working together have been implementing resilience-building programs along the border with Somalia and share an ambition for a stronger joint impact in the future considering the scale and complexity of humanitarian needs in this part of the country.
Since the beginning of the implementation of the drought response activities, the ICRC and KRCS have reached over 80,000 people with different types of assistance, as the activities continue.
In addition, the ICRC support was directed at strengthening the capacities of the local branches of the KRCS and of their volunteers who are essential for reaching remote communities with emergency response and other Red Cross activities.