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28 Sep 2018 description

Food security improvements driven by above-average long rains and low staple food prices

KEY MESSAGES

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

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

30 Jun 2018 description

Record-high rains continue to drive improvements but localized floods strain livelihoods

KEY MESSAGES

19 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Humanitarian situation and needs

• 332,000 people have been displaced and 183 people killed due to extended floods across the country, according to the National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC).

• Rains in Kenya have been four times above the normal average for the season. While end-May normally marks the end of the Long Rains Season, Kenya meteorological department warns that rainfalls may continue in parts of the country till August 2018. Riverine and flash floods are likely to worsen in the coming weeks.

18 May 2018 description
report World Vision

Key messages

  • People in need: A total of 2.55 million people require immediate food assistance from March to August 2018. Of this, 2.35 million people are in crisis and emergency drought classification, with 200,000 others in stress classification.

  • While parts of the country were still experiencing the impacts of drought, the torrential rains that commenced in March 2018 have further resulted in erosion of livelihoods thus affecting 29 Counties.

17 May 2018 description
  • 185,624: Number of refugees registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement as at 30 April 2018.
  • 4,157: Number of new arrivals with heightened protection needs registered in 2018.
  • 3,160: Number of Somali refugees assisted to return to Somalia since February 2016

Update on Achievements

Highlights

17 May 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

Background

Heavy rain from 2nd March 2018 in several parts of the country have led to floods. According to OCHA Flash Update #2 on the floods in Kenya dated 3rd May 2018, the floods have now displaced at least 244,407 people (45,219 households) across Kenya with the death toll rising to 80 people and 33 persons injured. The update cites that the highest displaced populations are reported in Tana River, Turkana, Mandera and Kilifi counties.

10 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • More than 311,100 people have now been displaced by floods, with the death toll rising to 132.

  • A dam in Nakuru burst its banks on 9 May, killing at least 30 people.

  • At least 40 counties have been affected by floods, with heavy rains expected to continue.

Situation Overview

09 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • 271,000 people have now been displaced by floods, with the death toll rising to 118.

  • The number of people displaced is expected to increase to 280,000 by 14 May, as the Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that more heavy rain is expected.

  • Eight temporary humanitarian coordination hubs have been reactivated to support the flood response.

Situation Overview

07 May 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

During the night of Friday 2 March 2018, Nairobi County was severely flooded. On this day, flooding caused displacement of households, interrupted transport, swept away bridges and caused the death of 11 people nationwide.

03 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • Floods have displaced more than 244,400 people and reportedly killed 80.

  • The highest displaced populations are reported in Tana River, Turkana, Mandera and Kilifi counties.

  • The heavy rains and floods have compounded the ongoing cholera outbreak and chikungunya epidemic and are increasing the risks of a large scale outbreak.

  • Several parts of Western and Central Kenya are likely to experience above-normal rainfall during the month of May.

Situation Overview

27 Apr 2018 description
  • The first camp in Dadaab was established in 1991. There are 4 camps in Dadaab: Hagadera, Dagahaley, Ifo and Ifo 2.

  • Kambioos refugee camp was closed in March 2017 and the consolidation of Ifo 2 camp is ongoing.

  • Since December 2014, Somali refugees who decide to voluntarily return to their home country, receive UNHCR support in Kenya and Somalia.

Voluntary Repatriation

04 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Following security operations and political tensions, some 10,557 people from the Oromia region in Moyale, Ethiopia, have been displaced across the border to Moyale in Marsabit county, Kenya, since 10 March. More than 80% of the asylum seekers are women and children, including 600 pregnant women and 1,500 children under five. UNICEF is supporting response coordination and is providing WASH, Health, Nutrition, Child Protection and NFIs support.

26 Mar 2018 description

3,810 new arrivals were registered in February 2018-2,215 in Kakuma, 1,587 in Nairobi, and 8 in Dadaab.

76,589 Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme since 2014.

231,103 (48%) refugees reside in Dadaab, 185,899 (38%), in Kakuma & Kalobeyei Settlement and 66,595 (14%) in Nairobi.

Working with Partners

16 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In January 2018, UNICEF has distributed 2,909 cartons of Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) across nine counties.

  • A total of 95,757 people (15,321 children under five) were reached with malaria control interventions including indoor residual spraying, distribution of insecticidal treated nets, as well as behaviour change communication.

01 Feb 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Jan 2018 description

The first camp in Dadaab was established in 1991. There are 4 camps in Dadaab: Hagadera,
Dagahaley, Ifo and Ifo 2.

Since December 2014, Somali refugees who decide to voluntarily return to their home country, receive UNHCR support in Kenya and Somalia.

A total of 4,949 non-Somalis refugees were relocated to Kakuma. The relocation is suspended since July 2017 due to the limited absorption capacity and services in Kalobeyei.

Voluntary Repatriation

22 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, Kenya faced multiple humanitarian challenges which included the severe drought, disease outbreaks, refugee influx, flash flooding, industrial strikes by health workers, resource-based conflict and elections-related insecurity.

  • A total of 77,586 severely malnourished children (98% of annual target) and 145,565 moderately malnourished children (75% of annual target) were admitted for treatment in 2017 (Recovery rate for SAM: 78.6% and MAM: 82%). This is a 35% increase in SAM admissions compared to 2016.