Appeals & Response Plans
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Kenya: Floods - Apr 2016
- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
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4,505 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 1.6 m cash-based transfers made
US$17 m six months (October 2018–March 2019) net funding requirements
265 800 people assisted in September 2018
Food security improvements driven by above-average long rains and low staple food prices
5,816 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 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
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
Record-high rains continue to drive improvements but localized floods strain livelihoods
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
A. Situation Analysis
Description of the disaster
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.
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