• Crisis Severity ?
    2.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 50,162,000 Total population [?]
  • 9,455,000 People affected [?]
  • 1,569,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

01/07/2019

Kenya hosts one of the largest refugee populations in Africa, close to 500,000, including over 255,000 from Somalia. ?

Kenya has been experiencing drought conditions since the end of 2018, following below-average precipitation from the seasonal short rains (October-December). In 2019, delayed onset of the April-June long rains in 2019 has worsened the effects of the drought and resulted in a food insecurity crisis across the country. ?

Intercommunal tensions have also increased as a result of heightened competition for land and other resources. ? As pastoralists are forced to move farther and farther in search of pastureland and water for their livestock, there is an increasing risk they will come into conflict with farmers and landowners, and there have already been reports of sporadic violence.? Experience from past droughts suggests the risk of violence might escalate if drought conditions continue.

Insecurity particularly affects the counties bordering Somalia, with Al Shabaab conducting sporadic attacks against civilians and state security forces. Various disease outbreaks are affecting Kenya, including cholera and Rift Valley Fever. ?

INFORM measures Kenya's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 6.1/10. ?

Latest Developments

01/07/2019

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team.