Female Turkana Nomad
In Kenya

we support nomadic communities in adapting to climate change and help people affected by natural disasters to secure their basic needs.

International Assistance in Kenya

Why We Are On Site

Kenya is repeatedly affected by disasters such as droughts, swarms of locusts and recurring floods. Especially the rural population and the nomads suffer from the consequences of these natural disasters. Food scarcity is only one of the many problems the population has to deal with. The availability of drinking water and sanitary facilities is often insufficient and many people have no access to basic health care. In addition to climatic extremes, the country faces a high number of refugees from South Sudan, Somalia and other African countries. Most of these people live in refugee camps, often under precarious conditions.

10
Years Active in the Country
We have been helping in Kenya since 2011
5
Staff Members
of Johanniter work on site
68.800
People
could be reached in 2020
5
Partner Organisations
implemented the projects on the ground

What We Achieve Together with our Partner Organisations

Johanniter International Assistance in Kenya began its work during the drought catastrophe of 2011. In the Turkana region in the northwest of the country, we initially supported nomadic communities by providing immediate humanitarian aid. Since then, we have expanded our aid together with partner organisations and support affected communities in developing sustainable and climate-adapted agriculture, diversified income opportunities, and securing water supplies. In the refugee camp Kakuma and in Kalobeyei, we have been supporting the provision of basic health services for refugees and local people for several years. In the Mandera region, partner organisations are implementing emergency relief measures after a further drought in 2019, followed by flooding and finally a plague of locusts. By distributing food vouchers, we relieve the distress of numerous impacted people.

Project News from Kenya

  • A man stands on a parched ground next to his dead cattle

    More than 2 million people affected by drought

    21.09.2021

    More than two million people in Kenya are at risk of acute malnutrition due to the renewed lack of rainfall, fear Malteser and Johanniter. Therefore, the two organisations are expanding their humanitarian support.

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  • Akai Loroi with a goat

    Osmosis system supplies communities with water

    02.07.2021

    The Turkana region in northwestern Kenya is one of the poorest regions in the country. Due to climatic changes, the food security of the people is further endangered. Together with our partner AICHM, we support the local people.

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  • Fit for First Aid

    11.02.2021

    Kenya is facing an increasing number of natural disasters. Then, first responders play an important role. To enable them to respond better to disasters in the future, we have started a new project together with three regional partners.

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