Contribution 2017 to WFP Refugee Operations in Kenya

Project completed

Rational and relevance of the intervention and summary of overall goal:

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding to respond to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to WFP operations allows the World Food Programme (WFP) to respond proactively and to provide immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations.

Amidst funding shortfalls and consequent cuts of food ratios for refugees in Kenya, Switzerland contributes to the food assistance for refugees living in Dadaab and Kakuma camps.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Emergency food assistance
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
CHF  770’000

Founded in 1961, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger and under-nutrition. Responding to emergencies and saving lives and livelihoods – directly and by strengthening country response capacities – form the major part of WFP’s operations.

On average, WFP reaches more than 90 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year, mostly women and children.

Objectives The overall goal of WFP is providing immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations.
Target groups WFP beneficiaries worldwide
Medium-term outcomes WFP provides emergency food assistance in the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters and supports food assistance programmes that bridge the gap between relief and recovery, helping communities build a better future. In addition, WFP’s longer-term approaches to hunger, such as building community resilience and promoting the scale-up of social protection and cash-based transfer interventions, help the transition from recovery to development.

Expected results:   WFP fights hunger in least-developed and low-income countries where victims of natural disasters, refugees, displaced people and the hungry poor face severe food shortages.

Results from previous phases:   WFP’s agility in responding to humanitarian needs, its ability to innovate and learn and its willingness to act when called on by its partners are recognized as core strengths that support partners’ responses to increasing and more complex humanitarian needs.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • World Food Programme

Other partners
Contributions to the Common Humanitarian Funds, Humanitarian Respond Funds, contributions to WFP, UNHCR, ICRC, FAO as well as to regional and bilateral programmes and projects in the food security sector.
Coordination with other projects and actors WFP’s Strategic Plan (2017-2021) recognizes the importance of increased synergy and cross-sectoral collaboration among all United Nations agencies, particularly FAO and IFAD. In addition, the plan places high priority on ensuring complementarity with the policies and practices of partners, including national governments, regional institutions, civil society and academia.
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    770’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    770’000 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF   21’000’000 Budget inclusive project partner CHF   21’770’000
Project phases Phase 66 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2022   (Completed) Phase 24 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)

Phase 10 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

Phase 9 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 8 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 7 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 6 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 5 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 4 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 3 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 2 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 1 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)