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Cash Transfers in Nairobi's Slums: Improving food security and gender dynamics

Cash Transfers in Nairobi's Slums: Improving food security and gender dynamics
14 pages

Authors
Harvey, Claire

Publication date
08 Oct 2012

ISBN
9781780771939

Publisher
Oxfam GB

Series
Gender Equality in Emergencies Programme Insights

Type
Case study

In Kenya, a combination of factors led to the food crisis of 2008-9, which put around 9.5 million people at risk of starvation. About 4.1 million of those affected were living in informal settlements (slums) in the capital, Nairobi. Oxfam and Concern Worldwide developed a joint programme to address this unfolding emergency. The programme, implemented with local partners in two slums, aimed to improve access to food in the short term via cash transfers and to provide further income opportunities and improve livelihoods in the longer term.

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