publication • Friday, May 3rd 2019
Kenya - March 2019 Situation Report
- The National Disaster Management Authority has reported that 1,111,500 million Kenyans are food insecure and in need of urgent food assistance as a result of below average short rains that were expected. 541,309 children under the age of 6 to 59 months may require treatment for acute malnutrition and 30,712 pregnant and lactating women require treatment for malnutrition.
- 12 counties have been identified as the most affected counties with a total of 865,300 food insecure people. These counties are Turkana, Mandera, Garissa, Baringo, Kilifi, Tana River, West Pokot, Marsabit, Makueni, Kajiado, Kwale and Isiolo. There have been cases of resource-based conflicts reported in parts of Marsabit, Mandera, Isiolo, Turkana, West Pokot and parts of Baringo County.
- According to the IPC Classification, the Northern and Coastal parts of the country have been classified as Stressed with pockets being critical. The Kenya Metrological Department predicts that the rainfall delay may be extended and it is expected that the food security situation will get worse.
For more information, read or download our March 2019 situation report.