Humanitarian Programme

Humanitarian

Introduction

Caritas Kenya has been actively involved in monitoring of the drought situation in the country. Using localised information from the dioceses on the drought situation to mobilise the Caritas Internationalis Member Organizations lobby for supporting the people affected. Caritas Kenya is currently launching drought response activities in drought affected counties to enhance coordination and identification of humanitarian gaps. An estimated 2.7 million people in Kenya are now facing food shortages and are in need of urgent assistance.

Sectors of Intervention

  • Food Security
  • Water-Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Shelter
  • Peace Building
  • Water
  • Early Recovery

Achievements

Caritas has been in the front line in responding to the current drought facing communities in Kenya, this has been accomplished through local drought appeals by the Bishops aimed at mobilizing Christians and people of good to assist affected communities. Caritas Kenya has also been a key player in promoting peace efforts within East Africa region. In December 2016, Caritas Kenya together with Caritas Uganda, Caritas Ethiopia (Caritas AMECEA Zone) successfully convened a Peace Conference in Kitale under ‘Strengthening the Efforts of the Church for Peace and Development in the Karamoja Cluster’ Programme.

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