COVID-19 response in Kenya
United Nations Agencies in Kenya are giving their full support to the Government of Kenya in the fight against COVID-19.
We believe that with simple, fact-based hygiene measures as the main weapon, Kenya and other African nations can slow the spread of COVID-19, flatten the curve, and beat this global pandemic.
We are working with governments, international donors and the private sector to redeploy existing resources and mobilise additional funding to support the national COVID-19 response, as well as working directly with the Ministry of Health and other government agencies to support their response via both embedded United Nations experts and the global capacity and knowledge base of the wider United Nations family.
From supporting essential workers and populations in the nation’s informal settlements and refugee camps with health and hygiene information and supplies, to working with journalists and media outlets to spread the word on COVID-19 prevention and preparedness, and monitoring the impact of the pandemic on human rights and gender-based violence, UN agencies are adapting their existing activities and launching new initiatives to help Kenya meet this global challenge.
For more information on the COVID-19 response of the UN family, visit the agency pages below:
- World Health Organisation (WHO)
- United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in Kenya (UNRCO)
- UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
- United Nations Programme for Human Settlements (UN-Habitat)
- United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AID (UNAIDS)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
- United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)