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1 August 2016

Using Local Cereals and Local Mills to Supply School Meals in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp

https://cdn.wfp.org/wfp.org/publications/Kakuma Milling Project WFP - Infobrief V2.pdf

Kakuma refugee camp in northwest Kenya is home to 161,000 refugees. Local communities around the camp largely comprise Turkana pastoralists, and although robust informal trade takes place between the camp and outside communities, the Turkana feel that they benefit little from the presence of the camp. In November 2013, WFP launched a two-year pilot project to use local smallholder farmers to supply the cereals used in school meals within Kakuma refugee camp.