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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. 

Latest achievements


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

Drought resilience

Nuru Chudi tends to her farm in Kenya, wearing colourful patterned skirt
Nuru Chudi tends to her farm in Kenya’s Tana River County. Photo: Lisa Murray/Kerry Group
Nurse in hi-vis jacket wrapping band around arm of child in Marsabit, Kenya
An intergrated outreach site in Laisamis, Marsabit. Photo: Shaloam Strooper/Concern Worldwide
Concern staff member Tabitha speaking to CEO David Regan about water pumps in Kenya
Concern Livelihood officer Tabitha (right) shows Concern CEO David Regan how they fix water pumps in Lengima village, Marsabit. Photo: Gavin Douglas
Group of farmers digging canal in Turkana County, Kenya
Farmers in Turkana County digging a canal to allow water to reach their farms. Photo: Shaloam Strooper
Farmer Mwanajuma Ghamaharo tends to plot in Kenya
Mwanajuma Ghamaharo tends to her irrigated plot of mung beans in Makere village. Photo: Lisa Murray
Woman wearing colourful necklaces sits in doctor waiting room with her two infant sons on her lap
Engoit Lokidor with her sons Eregae and Maraka at Sasame Dispensary in Kenya's Turkana province. Photo: Lisa Murray
Kenyan pastoralist Ereng Kaleng Kalimapuse boils pot over fire
Pastoralist Ereng Kaleng Kalimapuse prepares maize for their family in Milimatatu Village. Photo: Lisa Murray

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.

Access to services
Food security
Improved governance

2022-2026 Country Strategic Plan

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.

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