A Humanitarian Response to Drought Ravaged Communities in Northern Kenya: Adopting Mobile Technology

Over 3.5 million people are facing severe hunger in Kenya. To access the communities affected by drought and unreachable due to safety concerns and poor road infrastructure, CARE International in Kenya adopted an existing fintech platform to disburse cash transfers. Mobile Cash transfers via money platforms are an easy and sustainable method of supporting individuals during a humanitarian crisis such as what is being experienced in Northern Kenya,” says Maureen Miruka, CARE Kenya Country Director.

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Adapting to the pandemic

Savings group Kyauta Mata in Niger. They were able to obtain funding to set up a small business for making masks. Ollivier Girard/CARE

While COVID-19 has meant adjusting our path, our work fighting poverty, saving lives in emergencies, and creating a better, more equal world continues. Here are some great examples of how we’ve adapted during the pandemic:

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CARE Update: Kenya Floods

The floods have already been described as the worst in the country’s history, and they are only expected to intensify in the run up to Christmas.

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