Arid Lands Development Focus (ALDEF)

ASAL Humanitarian Network Drought Emergency Response in Kenya, 2021

The ASAL Humanitarian Network is a platform led by local and national NGOs promoting a humanitarian system that enables more locally-led responses. Its current 30 members are all operational within the Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) counties in Northern Kenya. They have a wide array of expertise, including food security and livelihoods, cash transfer programming, WASH, media and advocacy and community engagement. As a network, member organizations complement and add value to each other’s programmes and have invested in structures that cover the breadth of the ASAL counties that can be used for rapid and timely delivery of interventions, whilst coming together with a collective voice against injustice.

AHN and its INGO partners are fundraising for an overall proposal with a target of USD 12 million to cover 20,830 households in 10 counties (5 cycles especially for eastern flank of the country) WASH, Gender and Protection and Multipurpose Cash Transfer (MPCT) at 50% Minimum Expenditure Budget of Kes 7,965 + Kes 134 transaction costs in accordance to the cash working group rate for IPC3+ in crisis populations. Drought emergency response has started in Isiolo, Marsabit, and pipeline for Turkana, Samburu, Wajir, Garissa, Mandera, and Tana River counties.

For further information and requests, please contact:

Ahmed Ibrahim – ALDEF CEO and Convener of ASAL Humanitarian Network,

Michelle Van Den Berg – Strategic Coordinator,