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01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

4,505 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1.6 m cash-based transfers made

US$17 m six months (October 2018–March 2019) net funding requirements

265 800 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

03 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

5,816 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1.98 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 46.9 m six months (August 2018 – January 2019) net funding requirements

0.9 m people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

03 Aug 2018 description

Alexander Betts, Remco Geervliet, Claire MacPherson, Naohiko Omata, Cory Rodgers, Olivier Sterck

Executive summary

Context. Kenya hosts nearly 500,000 refugees.1 Most of these refugees are from Somalia, but Kenya also hosts refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia, DRC, Burundi, and Sudan. Historically, most of the refugees have been concentrated in three main locations: the Dadaab camps, the Kakuma camps and Nairobi.

30 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

13,394 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 3.5 m cash based transfers made
US$ 46 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements
1.8 m people assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

06 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

6,418 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 4.3 m cash based transfers made

US$ 29.6 m six months (May- October 2018) net funding requirements.

1.11 m people assisted in April 2018

Operational Updates

30 Apr 2018 description

Key Messages

Seasonal increases in staple food prices expected as supplies tighten

• Recent seasonal harvest across the region eased staple food prices between November 2017 – February 2018, though remaining above average levels, while draw down in supplies is starting to push prices upward.

• Regional trade in staple foods has been below average levels, but expected to improve through mid-2018, boosted by December – January and forthcoming May – August seasonal harvests.

31 Mar 2018 description

In Numbers

11,925 mt of food assistance distributed

US$5.8 m cash based transfers made

US$19.6 m six months (April- September 2018) net funding requirements

2.16 m people assisted in March 2018

Operational Updates

21 Mar 2018 description


The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a strategic partnership between Oxfam America (OA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). R4 was initiated in 2011 to respond to the challenges faced by food insecure communities enduring increasingly frequent and intense climate disasters and other shocks.

06 Jul 2015 description


• The Long Rains season in the Horn of Africa has come to an end in May. With no further rainfall until the Short Rains start next October, current conditions represent the available resources for the dry season that is now starting.

• Favourable seasonal conditionsin northern Kenya and south-eastern Ethiopiabroke a succession of poor seasons, easing the pressure on pastoralist livelihoods and allowing a degree of asset recovery.

08 May 2015 description


· During March 2015, the early stages of the ‘long rains’ (‘Gu’) season, pronounced rainfall deficits were the norm across Ethiopia, Kenya and parts of Uganda. In contrast, Somalia and South Sudan had more regular and above average rainfall.

04 Mar 2015 description


• The ‘short rains’ (‘Deyr’) season of late 2014 has performed poorly across East Africa. North-east Kenya and southern Somalia have been affected by persistently drier than average conditions since the early stages of the season.

• This poor seasonal performance compounds the effect of significant rainfall deficits during previous seasons, resulting in extended long-term dryness mostly affecting pastoralist resources.

21 Aug 2012 description
  1. Background Information

The current crisis began on 25 July, when fighting broke out between the Borana and the Gari in the Oromia region (also known as region four) of Ethiopia. The conflict was reportedly tied to a government attempt to settle around 200 displaced Gari in the traditionally Borana area and quickly escalated, leading to the destruction of homes and a number of casualties. The Kenya Red Cross estimates that around 20,000 people from both regions four and five of Ethiopia crossed into Kenya in late July.

11 Nov 2011 description

Communications Analyst, Mariko Hall, was in Nairobi recently as part of the flood of humanitarian workers arriving in the Horn of Africa to help with the hunger crisis. She was with WFP's crack emergency telecoms team FITTEST, which is always brought in to get vital communications systems in place fast. Sitting in a guest house where there's no power, she explains some of the challenges of setting up a COMCEN (Communications Centre) in emergency environments.

16 Sep 2011 description

Given the severity of current and projected food insecurity in the eastern Horn of Africa, FEWS NET began in July 2011 to release food security reports for Kenya every ten days. The objective of this enhanced monitoring and reporting is to ensure that new information is incorporated into analysis and shared as rapidly as possible in order to inform decision‐making related to humanitarian assistance.

Current food security outcomes and classification

19 Aug 2011 description

NAIROBI – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a series of programmes to boost nutrition in small children, who are the most vulnerable to the ravages of malnutrition. WFP focuses on providing specialised nutrition products to prevent and treat malnutrition in the early years, to avoid irreparable damage to physical and mental development in later life.

WFP is boosting nutritional support for more than 90,000 children in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya with a supplementary feeding programme for all children under five which started this week.

11 Jul 2011 description

This bulletin covers 64 countries over the period April to June 2011 (Q2-2011).1 In addition to looking at changes and trends in staple food prices and the cost of the food basket, this issue also examines trends in fuel prices, terms of trade (ToT) and consumer price index (CPI) at country level.

08 Jul 2011 description

Joint FAO/WFP/Oxfam statement

8 July 2011, Rome - From mega-emergencies, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, to headline-grabbing humanitarian crises, such as the conflicts in Cote d'Ivoire or Libya, the international community has stepped up to help those impacted by disaster and tragedy over the last few years.