In response to Kenya’s dire drought and food crisis, the United States government donated a record-breaking Ksh23 billion (USD 194.5 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
WFP released a statement on September 23 noting that the U.S. government has donated funds via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to aid with drought relief and war relief for families.
The World Food Program’s (WFP) greatest single donation in Kenya will be used to aid Kenya’s refugee population.
According to WFP, the money will be used to help over 500,000 people who are experiencing emergency levels of hunger and to aid in the elimination of malnutrition.
The money will also be used toward programs that help people diversify their income streams, including beekeeping, as well as the rehabilitation of irrigation facilities.
This donation follows President William Ruto’s recent plea to international leaders for cooperation in combating climate change.
According to Ruto, the millions of working people in developing nations are an untapped resource that may fuel development and help establish a more inclusive world order.