• Crisis Severity ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.6
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 473,000 People displaced [?]
  • 473,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

24/05/2019

Kenya hosts close to 500,000 refugees, including over 257,000 from Somalia and 115,000 from South Sudan.?The majority of refugees are staying in Dadaab camp in the southeast, Kakuma camp in the northwest and in Nairobi. The Kenyan government is reportedly planning on closing Dadaab camp, hosting over 200,000 mostly Somalians refugees, in 2019.?Closing Dadaab could raise serious protection concerns if refugees are forced to return home. 

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

Latest Developments

07/06/2019

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

Key Priorities

31/05/2019

Education: school attendance is impacted by drought, food insecurity, lack of access to safe water, and displacement, as well as general insecurity.

Food security: while drought conditions have eased, floods have destroyed crops and disrupted market access.

Protection: effective mechanisms for prevention, surveillance, reporting, and response for SGBV is a priority concern and many girls and women are affected by female genital mutilation. Early marriage and child labour increase during drought.

Information Gaps and Needs

31/05/2019

There is lack of information concerning humanitarian needs in Kakuma camp.

Little information is available on the impact of the drought on the affected population.

There is little information available about long-term and conflict-related IDPs.