Kenya is facing a devastating drought with approximately 2.6 million people in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, an increase from 1.3 million in August 2016.
While there are ongoing efforts by national and county governments, as well as the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) to address these needs, the scope and scale of the responses are disproportionate to the needs. The proposed interventions are well aligned to the national and county drought response strategies. At county level, consortium partners regularly participate in County Steering Group (CSG) meetings to discuss the humanitarian situation and current interventions in the county, and to identify and prioritize the needs which are not covered and also to harmonize approaches with key stakeholders. At national level, the consortium participates in key sector meetings (i.e. Wescoord, Food Assistance and Nutrition). BRIGHT Consortium proposes a series of life-saving multi-sectorial interventions to provide immediate assistance to the most affected populations in 9 prioritized counties in Northern Kenya.
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