Making the case :A national drought contingency fund for Kenya

Author(s)
Huser, C.
Language
English
Pages
16pp
Date published
01 May 2006
Type
Research, reports and studies
Keywords
Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Contingency Planning, Disaster preparedness, Disaster risk reduction, Early warning, Disasters, Drought, Response and recovery
Countries
Kenya
Organisations
Oxfam
The critical failure in Kenya’s system of drought management is its slow response. A national drought contingency fund should be established to ensure timely, appropriate, and adequate intervention aimed at mitigating the impact of drought-related crises. Recurrent drought may be an inevitable fact of life in Kenya, but the human suffering it causes is not.