Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)3.20 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.3.20 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.3.50 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.60 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.No constraintsExtreme constraints
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. ?
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team.