publication • Wednesday, September 19th 2018
Kenya - August 2018 Situation Report
- Nutrition status: According to The 2018 Long Rain Assessment, an estimated 510,593 children need treatment for acute malnutrition. In Turkana and North Horr, overall nutrition situation has significantly improved from Very Critical Global Acute Malnutrition (above 30%) to Critical Global Acute Malnutrition (15.0-29.9%). This is mainly attributed to an improvement in overall rainfall performance, which boosted food security.
- Food security situation: According to the Long Rains Food and Nutrition Security Assessment (LRFNSA), increased crop and livestock production has generally improved food security countrywide. However, it is expected that recovery from the drought will take longer, especially in the pastoral areas, due to the effects of the drought on livestock and pasture, as well as the threat of livestock diseases.
- Refugees and asylum seekers: There are an estimated 399,478 (nearly 60% of them children) refugees and asylum seekers in Kakuma and Dadaab refugees and Moyale Asylum seekers camps. A majority of the refugees are from South Sudan, Congo, Somalia, Burundi and Ethiopia (* figures as at July 2018).
- Resource-based border conflicts: 1,186 people in Baringo county are living as IDPs in Eldume camp, while another 247 people from Isiolo county have been forced to flee their homes after fighting between two communities erupted. They have settled in Garbatullah town.
- Rift Valley Fever (RVF): 80% of the total 1,200 livestock deaths reported in Rift Valley, Tana River, Garissa, Mandera, Kilifi, Turkana, Wajir, Mandera and Isiolo counties were attributed to RVF. While quarantines restricting movement, slaughter, and trade of livestock products have been lifted in other counties, they remain in force in Garissa and Kilifi counties. This has disrupted the ability of households to earn income. For more information, read or download our August 2018 situation report.