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24 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The Government of Kenya estimates that the current number of people needing assistance has gone up to 3 million, and is expected to rise to 4 million by July (2017 Kenya Flash Appeal).

  • On 16 March 2017, the UN and humanitarian partners launched a Flash Appeal for US$ 165.71 million to reach 2.6 million people with life-saving assistance and protection for the next 10 months (1 March to 31 December 2017).

21 Mar 2017 description

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is today warning of an alarming surge in the transmission of waterborne diseases across East Africa.

Prolonged drought, conflict and food and water shortages have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and resulted in a spike in the number of cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) – a key symptom of cholera.

16 Mar 2017 description

Kenya Flash Appeal: $165.71 million Required to reach 2.6 million people with life-saving assistance and protection in the next 10 months


08 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• The Government of Kenya has projected that the number of food insecure people will rise from the current 2.7 million people to 4 million by April 2017.

• The UN and humanitarian partners are planning to launch a flash appeal in response to the ongoing drought.

• A total of 1,274 schools/ECD centres with an enrolment of about 246,000 children have no access to water in 12 counties.

25 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • About 2.7 million people in Kenya are now in need of relief assistance, up from 1.3 million in August 20161 . The President of Kenya declared a national disaster on 10 February 2017 and has called for international support.

  • The results of SMART surveys conducted in January and February 2017 to monitor the emergency nutrition situation show very high levels of global acute malnutrition (GAM) (above 30 per cent) in three northern counties (Turkana North, North Hor of Marsabit, and Mandera)

31 Jan 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Kenya reported cholera outbreak that affected 30 of its 47 counties. The outbreak begun on 26 December 2014, in Nairobi County and was later reported in other counties with the latest being in Mandera and Tana River counties.
Mandera County had also been experiencing a febrile illness presenting with joint pains that begun in May 2016.

21 Jan 2017 description

This paper was produced for a meeting of the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19-21 January 2017


• The failure of the 2016 October-December rains across parts of the Horn of Africa has led to a devastating drought in Somalia, south-eastern Ethiopia, and northern and eastern Kenya. More than 15 million people in these three countries are facing food and water shortages, and famine is now a possibility in Somalia.

11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has affected more than 51 million people and placed more than 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in 10 countries in the region.1 In 2016, more than 1 million children were targeted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM),2 and water shortages, protection concerns and the deterioration of basic social services remain key concerns.

09 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 2,021,000
Total affected children: 869,000

Total people to be reached in 2017: 800,000
Total children to be reached in 2017: 600,000

434,500 children under 5 accessing an integrated package of health interventions, including for the management of diarrhoeal diseases

232,000 persons affected by crises are reached with safe water interventions

13 Dec 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation


In Summary

  • The two , all women, succumbed to the disease at the weekend as the public health department in the sub-county imposed a ban on feasting during funerals and weddings to curb escalation of the outbreak.

  • Tana Delta Sub-County Medical Officer of Health Nicholas Mwenda said the woman developed symptoms of the disease on returning home and succumbed to it on Saturday in Malakoteni.

26 Oct 2016 description


This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.

26 Oct 2016 description

Although the El Niño weather event has passed its impact continues to be felt in the region: food insecurity doubled from 12 million in August 2015 to 23.4 million today. Humanitarian partners are targeting 1.25 million children under five for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) this year, of which nearly 83 per cent are from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia. Violence and rising food insecurity in South Sudan and Burundi have displaced nearly 290,000 people (205,541 refugees and 84,459 internally displaced) in the last 3 months alone.

03 Oct 2016 description

This report presents results of the mid-term review (MTR) of the Kenya United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) covering the period 2014-2018. The purpose of the review was: to provide an overall assessment of progress and achievements made against planned results; document challenges and lessons learned over the past two and a half years and assess significant developments that have taken place in the programming environment including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

27 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

26 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya


1.1 County Background

Marsabit County is located in the northern part of Kenya. It covers an area of about 75,750 square kilometres with a population of 291,179 persons (2009 census). The county has four sub-counties: Moyale, North Horr, Saku and Laisamis; and divided into three main livelihood zones - pastoral, agro-pastoral and others (formal employment and fisher folk).


2.1 Current Food Security Situation