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31 Oct 2011 description

Key Messages

  • The early onset to the 2011 short‐rains season has been a respite for drought‐hit pastoral and marginal farm households who have experienced two to three successive failed seasons. Nevertheless, high levels of food insecurity remain for poor and very poor households with non‐self‐supporting livelihoods who attempt to meet substantial food gaps largely through destructive coping strategies and accessing aid interventions. An estimated 3.75 million people constitute the food insecure population in rural areas
07 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

02 Sep 2011 description

MOMBASA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the arrival in Mombasa of a US$ 1 million shipment of wheat flour from the Russian Federation to support thousands of drought-affected people in the Horn of Africa.

22 Aug 2011 description

Current food security outcomes and classification

• Results from the national long rains assessment indicate that the total food insecure population in Kenya is 3.7 million people. An estimated 1.4 million people are at Emergency levels (IPC Phase 4) and are unable to meet basic needs because their livelihoods can no longer support household food security. An additional 2.0 million pastoralists and marginal agricultural farmers are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), and 300,000 people are Stressed (IPC Phase 2).