Read our 2022 annual report
Why are we in Kenya? Kenya is ranked 152nd out of 191 countries in the latest Human Development Index, and as of 2022, 3.5 million people have been classified as food insecure. Kenya is also vulnerable to the effects of climate change, particularly drought.
Coping with the effects of the worst drought in decades
Climate change continues to seriously impact the poor in rural areas, with Kenya regularly experiencing devastating droughts. Kenya is continuing to cope with the effects of its worst drought in decades, resulting in widespread water scarcity, mass livestock deaths, and millions facing extreme hunger. Close to one million children under the age of five are acutely malnourished.
Concern operates health and nutrition, education and livelihoods programming in Kenya. We are committed to addressing the root causes of poverty in urban and rural programme areas by strengthening the capacity of public service providers to meet basic needs and by enhancing the income and wellbeing of the extremely poor.
In 2022, our education programme aimed to help girls successfully finish their current stage of education reached 201 primary and 21 secondary schools in Nairobi and Marsabit County, and supported 13,000 students in gaining the skills, qualifications and confidence required to take control of their lives.
Climate smart agriculture
How we're helping Kenya
We are working hard to combat suffering and build resilience in Kenya. We are doing this by implementing programmes which will strengthen resilience, respond to emergencies and provide access to quality education.
Michael Darragh Macauley programme visit
To announce Dublin inter-county footballer Michael Darragh Macauley becoming a Concern ambassador, the five-time All-Ireland winning star visited our education programmes in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
Alexi Lubomirski programme visit
Royal wedding photographer and Concern ambassador Alexi Lubomirski visited our education and nutrition programmes in Kenya. This video shows the inspiring people he met in Nairobi.
Latest from Kenya
How a school in Kenya has been transformed by access to water
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