Refugees in Dadaab say life has sharply deteriorated.   WFP/Martin Karimi

Refugees In Kenya’s Dadaab Camp Find Life A Daily Struggle

In mid-June, a shortage of funds forced WFP to reduce the size of food rations for the refugees by 30 percent; while the agency hopes the cuts are temporary, they could in fact become greater without new contributions to prevent food stocks from running out. Refugees say the ration cuts make their already difficult lives even harder.


Kenya largely depends on rain-fed agriculture for its food requirements, relying on the two main rain seasons namely the March–May long rains and October–December short rains. About 80 percent of the land is arid or semi-arid.