Hunger Safety Net Programme implements a scaled up, integrated, effective government-led and financed safety net programme to support some of the most vulnerable and poor households in Northern Kenya.

Cash Payments

Delivery of regular and emergency cash in HSNP2 is through fully operational bank account accessible with an ATM card, at the payment agents in the sublocations or over the counter of a local bank.

Registration & Targeting

Using agreed upon selection criteria, data provided is used to generate the list of beneficiaries reflecting the household socio-economic status.

Case Management

We develop mechanisms to manage updates and complaints from both beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries in the communities.

Emergency Scale-ups

Other than normal cash transfers, one of the major objective of HSNP is to rapidly scale-up to additional vulnerable households in times of crisis.


The revised HSNP2 communications strategy deals with all communications needs from the International, National to the grassroots levels.

Measurement & Evaluation

We carry out independent evaluation to provide evidence on programme performance and impact for use by all programme stakeholders.

Current News

HSNP2 pays 0.54billion cash transfers to 100,554 households

HSNP2 pays 0.54billion cash transfers to 100,554 households

On 8th November 2017, HSNP2 delivered Kshs 0.54 billion (£ 3.99million) to 100,554 households (603,324people)across the four arid counties of Turkana, Mandera, Wajir and Marsabit as payment cycle 27. HSNP...

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Social assistance cash transfers in Kenya

Social assistance cash transfers in Kenya

Despite the economic growth in Kenya, around 17 million people (45.6%) live below the national poverty line (less than Kshs. 134 per day) while 19% live in extreme poverty (World...

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Success Stories

WATCH: How HSNP cash helped me cope with drought emergency

WATCH: How HSNP cash helped me cope with drought emergency

Nakidor Nangiro is lives in Loima, Turkana County. She is registered as beneficiary of HSNP under Group 2 category. Group 2 receive cash transfers only when there are triggers of...

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Contact Us

Hunger Safety Net Programme,

National Drought Management Authority,

17th Flr, Lonhro House, Standard St.

Tel: 254 (20) 2227496 / 2227166

P.O BOX 53547-00200 | Nairobi | Kenya