HSNP pays drought emergency payments in March 2017

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On 24 March 2017, HSNP paid drought emergency cash transfers to 53,635 group 2 households across the four Counties of Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit and Turkana. This was in response to the drought triggers reported by the vegetation cover index report of 24 24 February 2017. Total amount paid is Kshs. 144.8 million. Each household receives Kshs. 2,700. Households receive information about payments through public barazas held by Chiefs, payment agents, programme staff based the counties, radio, mass sms and word of mouth. Households receive their cash from Equity payment agents based at the sub-location level using their debit cards.

 

See the attached statistics.

 

 

 

 

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Statistics for drought emergency payments made in response to February drought triggersStatistics for drought emergency payments made in response to February drought triggers

President Uhuru delivers emergency cash payments to HSNP Turkana

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Yesterday, H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta witnessed HSNP drought emergency payments of Group 2 beneficiaries in Lodwar. The payments were triggered by the February 2017 vegetation cover index. Each household will received Kshs. 2,100. Drought emergency payments are also being delivered in the other three Counties of Wajir, Marsabit and Mandera. The President was joined by Nic Hailey, the British High Commissioner.

HSNP emergency payments are financed by the Governments of Kenya and UK. The cheque received by Agnes Ndetei- Chairlady, NDMA Board of Directors and witnessed by Nic Hailey- British High Commissioner, Ekwe Ethuro- Speaker of Senate, William Ruto- Deputy President, John Munyes- Senator Turkana County and Josphat Nanok- Governor, Turkana County.

Hunger Safety Net Programme paid 66,254 Group 2 households across Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit and Turkana a total of Kshs. 178,885,800 (£1,397,545). Each household received Kshs.2,700 (£21). Group 2 households constitute households that only receive cash transfers during emergency scale ups. 60% of the money (Kshs. 108,259,200) was paid to female recipient households in the four Arid and poorest Counties badly hit by the current drought. Female recipients households are those that have women receiving HSNP cash transfers on behalf of the households. 

Watch NTV feature story on drought biting hard in Marsabit County

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WATCH: NTV DROUGHT IN MARSABIT NEWS FEATURE aired on Sunday, 22 February 2017

"Marsabit County is experiencing severe drought in sub-Counties such as North Horr, Laisamis and Moyale. A huge number of livestock is at risk of perishing. Both the National and County governments have embarked in implementing drought intervention activities. HSNP, a national cash transfer programme has scaled up drought emergency cash payments to additional households in the four Counties of Marsabit, Turkana, Wajir and Mandera." Guyo Golicha, CDC Marsabit
Watch: http://bit.ly/2lqhqX5

Drought is the biggest natural hazard in Kenya. In the past, Kenya’s drought responses were solely based on costly and often late humanitarian disaster appeals.

Emergency cash transfers during drought are one of the objectives of the HSNP Phase 2 and a key component of the National Safety Net Programme (NSNP) Programme. Each household receives Ksh2,700 under the emergency cash transfers. 

In response to the ongoing drought, on 28 December 2016 HSNP scaled up cash transfer to additional 26,482 vulnerable households - Wajir (20,274) Mandera (582) and Marsabit (5,626) in November 2016. The total value was Kshs. 143Million. This was following the vegetation cover index report of November 2016.

On 30 January 2017, scaled up cash transfers were done to additional 79,313 vulnerable households: Wajir (35,245), Mandera (17,420), Turkana (16,632) and Marsabit (9,836). The total value of the scale cash transfers is Ksh214.5 Million, with a scale up transfer value of Ksh 2,700 per household. The payments were triggered by the vegetation cover index report of December 2016.

Total emergency payments paid during the current drought between December 2016 and January 2017 is Kshs. 357.5million.

 

HSNP pays cycle 21 to regular beneficiaries

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HSNP payment of cycle 21 to regular households (Group 1) began on 5th November 2016 across the four Counties of Turkana, Wajir, Marsabit and Mandera. A total of 96,016 households received Kshs. 584,793,400.00 (Kshs. 0.585 billion) as their two months cash transfer entitlement. According to the external evaluation findings, HSNP cash transfers is used to buy food, pay school fees and repay debts. In addition, HSNP cash transfers have helped women enter the local economy on a small scale see HSNP infographics evalution outputs

See charts below with County specific statistics for HSNP payment of cycle 21:

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Wajir cycle 21Wajir cycle 21

Marsabit cycle 21Marsabit cycle 21

Mandera payment cycle 21Mandera payment cycle 21

Infographic: Risk and vulnerability in HSNP counties

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This infographic explains the effect of routine HSNP on coping mechanism and adverse response. It explains how for routine recipients who receive regular payments every two months, how HSNP is considerably strengthening their ability to cope with shocks. In addition, HSNP has decreased the likelihood that routine recipients sell livestock in distress, in order to satisfy immediate cash needs. 

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