Kenya continues to face vulnerability related to emergencies occasioned majorly by drought, floods, fires, landslides, internal and cross border civil strife (NNAP, 2012). In the last year with the governance changes, Kenya has seen an upsurge in insecurity especially in arid areas that has led to loss of lives (human and livestock), disruption of livelihoods and increased vulnerability especially amongst marginalised communities to poor nutritional status.
Similarly, climate change and its related effects have continued to rear its negative impacts on food and nutrition security across several parts of the country. Kenya Red Cross as a designated first responder nationally has continued to respond to disasters and emergencies with the sole aim of saving lives and alleviating human suffering. It is in this respect that in July 2013, KRCS supported by the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) implemented a country wide capacity enhancement programme geared at improving the organisations responsiveness to nutrition before, during and after emergencies in light of its unique role as a first responder.