Global trends indicate that both natural and man-made disasters are on the increase and more people are being affected. The most vulnerable are the poor who are exposed to various disaster risks. Most of these people are found in developing countries where the level of disaster preparedness, resources and knowhow is still low. Kenya, like other developing countries of the world, has her populace vulnerable to disaster risks resulting in deaths and loss of property worth millions. About 70% of the disasters are hydro-meteorological in nature, particularly droughts and floods.
FPFK is a key actor on matters of humanitarian assistance and emergency response in Kenya. FPFK has in the past responded to a number of humanitarian emergency reliefs by the prolonged droughts and other calamities.