Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)3.10 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.2.20 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.3.60 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.90 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.2.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
In Kenya, 23 arid and semiarid counties are experiencing drought conditions after three consecutive below-average rainy seasons (October–December 2020, March–May 2021 and October-December 2021). The drought has affected crop and livestock production and caused a rise in staple food prices.?
At least 2.9 million people need humanitarian assistance due to drought. 2.4 million people in the affected areas are facing high levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) in November 2021–January 2022. The most affected counties are Baringo, Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Marsabit, Tana River, Turkana, and Wajir.?
Pastoralism, agropastoralism and farming, the main livelihood activities in the affected areas, have also been disrupted, as poor rainfall performance resulted in below-average pasture and browse conditions that are unfavourable for livestock. Resource-based conflicts over access to limited pasture and water resources have increased, leading to loss of lives, displacement, disruption of food supply to markets, and closure of schools. These resource-related conflicts are a constraint to humanitarian access in some areas, such as Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Marsabit, and Wajir counties.?
The affected population has experienced a series of shocks in recent years, including a desert locust invasion and the socioeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the threat of locust invasions has receded, the impact of COVID-19 on Kenyan households continues.?
20/12:Drought conditions in arid and semi-arid counties are worsening amid the third consecutive below-average rainy season (October-December). 2.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 2.1 million in September 2021. Coping mechanisms in Kilifi, Kwale, and Tana River counties include school dropouts, early marriages, and child labour. Food, livelihood support, and WASH are urgently needed.?