• Crisis Severity ?
    3.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    3.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.6
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
     
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 51,875,000 Total population [?]
  • 9,468,000 People affected [?]
  • 3,096,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

09/10/2019

In Kenya, prevailing dry conditions have led to the deterioration of livestock and crop productivity, above average food prices due to decline in supply, and the reduction of water availability. These factors have led to increased food insecurity, where the food insecure population has increased by 60% across the country since mid-May 2019. Figures indicate that 2.6 million people are currently facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity outcomes or worse. Some households are confronted with Emergency level (IPC Phase 4) food insecurity, primarily in eight counties across northern and northeastern Kenya: Wajir, Mandera, Garissa, Marsabit, Turkana, Baringo, Tana River, and Isiolo. Current projections suggest that food insecurity will continue to worsen across Kenya, with 3.1 million people predicted in Crisis phase or higher by October 2019 due to the pastoral lean season. Some improvements in food availability are expected alongside the short rains season, which normally lasts from October-December. However, poor households will likely continue to experience Crisis and Emergency levels of food insecurity through to January 2020. ?

Latest Developments

09/10/2019

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