The long and short rains were inadequate in 2016. It is expected that some counties may slide into the emergency phase in March 2017 and push the number of affected people to four million if it doesn’t rain in the coming month. 23 out of 47 counties have been hard hit by the drought. The 10 counties in the alert stage are: Embu (Mbeere), Kajiado, Kitui, Laikipia, Makueni, Narok, Nyeri (Kieni), Taita Taveta, Meru (North), Tharaka Nithi. The 13 counties in the alarm stage are: Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River, Lamu, Mandera, Wajir, Samburu, Turkana, West Pokot and Baringo.

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is targeting to reach 340,786 people in 13 counties at the cost of Ksh one billion. The money will enable intervention in the following areas: cash transfers, food vouchers, health and nutrition, food distribution, water and sanitation and livestock destocking.

Drought Appeal

Partner with us in alleviating the suffering amongst the affected. More and more children and the elderly are getting malnourished, people with physical disability have challenges accessing food, women are walking endless distances looking for food and water for their families, and pregnant women have unbalanced diets, which is not good for unborn babies. #WeAreAllKenyans and we have friends outside of Kenya too. Make your contribution today through this website.

Donate to our various initiatives:

Participate in the#BreakfastWithACeleb

Pay Ksh 2,000 to enjoy breakfast with celebrities and well known personalities. For instance, a celebrity will sit at a breakfast table at a hotel/restaurant with a maximum of about 10 people. The hotel will donate to the Kenya Red Cross Society the full worth of the breakfast, (say Ksh 20,000), while the 10 people having breakfast with the celebrity will pay a total of Ksh 20,000. During the breakfast, the celebrities will chat and answer questions for an hour with their fans, which will be on a first come first serve basis. Once you have sent your money for #BreakfastWithACeleb, send us your payment details to info@redcross.or.ke



Multiply every kilometre you drive on a particular day of choice by Ksh 2 and then send the value money to the Kenya Red Cross Society drought response kitty.




Forego a meal today and send the saved money to the Kenya Red Cross Society drought response kitty.




Give Ksh 3,000 per month for one family. Feel free to embrace as many families as you can.


M-Pesa Pay Bill 10000;
Account: Drought

Airtel Money Business
Name: RedCross;
Account: Drought

EazzyPay Paybill: 200000; Account Number: Drought; Equity Bank Account Number: 1770271506417

Bank Account Details

Name Bank A/c No Branch Swift
Kenya Red Cross Society National Bank of Kenya 01020077840098 Red Cross NBKEKENX
Kenya Red Cross Society KCB 1107745942 Harambee Avenue KCBLKENX
Kenya Red Cross Society Cooperative Bank 01128505555500 Mombasa Road KCOOKENA
Kenya Red Cross Society NIC BANK Limited 1004255767 NIC House NINCKENA
Kenya Red Cross Society Barclays Bank of Kenya 0943747180 Queensway House BARCKENX
Kenya Red Cross Society Diamond Trust Bank 0816551017 Capital Centre DTKEKENA
Kenya Red Cross Society Equity Bank 1770271506417 Queensway House EQBLKENA
Kenya Red Cross Society Standard Chartered Bank 0108046285200 Chiromo SCBLKENX

For further information on drought or how to donate, please contact info@redcross.or.ke