Kenya: Crisis briefing: Humanitarian funding analysis: Kenya floods, 5 May 2016

1. Key points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$68.1 million of humanitarian assistance to Kenya since the start of 2016.

  • The US is currently the largest donor to Kenya, contributing 35% of total funding so far in 2016 (US$24.1 million). The five largest donors account for 90% of current reported funding in 2016.

  • The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$5 million to emergencies in the country so far in 2016 in response to refugee requirements and a measles outbreak.

  • There is currently no specific UN‐coordinated appeal for Kenya, although it is included within the South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan.

2. Recent humanitarian funding to Kenya

Donors have reported commitments/contributions totalling US$68.1 million of humanitarian assistance to Kenya so far in 2016.

Nine donors have reported humanitarian commitments/contributions to Kenya so far in 2016.
The US is currently the largest donor, having committed US$24.1 million, accounting for over a third (35%) of total reported funding. The next largest donor is European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), reporting US$20.2 million (30%), followed by Canada (US$8.9 million), the CERF (US$5.0 million) and Germany (US$3.5 million). Funding from these five donors combined represents 90% of total reported funding so far in 2016. Denmark, Sweden, Japan and Switzerland constitute the remaining donors, contributing between US$2.3 and US$1 million each, totalling US$6.5 million.

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