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29 Mar 2012 description
report Government of Kenya

Kenya Food Security Steering Group (KFSSG)

1.0 Executive Summary

1.1 Scope of the October-December, 2011 short rains food security assessments

06 Jan 2012 description


  • On December 29, unidentified assailants killed a refugee leader of the Community Peace and Security Team (CPST) at the Hagadera camp in the Dadaab refugee camp complex in Kenya. Assailants killed another CPST refugee leader at the Ifo camp in Dadaab on January 1, 2012. Humanitarian operations in Dadaab remain limited to the provision of essential services, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

19 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Kenya


1.1 District Background
Located in the western side of Nyanza province, Kisumu west district covers an approximated area of about 360.8 km2 with an estimated population of about 149,831 people. The district has 2 divisions, 8 locations and 37 sub-locations. The divisions are Maseno and Kombewa. There are about 25,000 farm families.

19 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Kenya


1.1 District Background,

Bunyala District was curved out of larger Busia in 2007. The District borders Samia to the North, Siaya to the East, Bondo to the South and Lake Victoria to the west.

  • Total area- 185sq KM

  • No. Of divisions -1

  • Locations -6

  • Sub locations -18

  • Extension units- 18

  • Population- 66,723

  • Farm families- 8668

  • Total staff strength by cadre(14) –

  • Area under cultivation- 6500 HA

15 Dec 2011 description

(Nairobi/New York, 15 December 2011): The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr Aeneas Chuma, together with Mr. Mohammed Elmi, the Minister for Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands, the Assistant Minister of State for Special Programmes; Mr.

13 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Kenya

1.1 Weather Review in November 2011

• Highly enhanced rainfall was recorded over most parts of the country during November 2011.

• The rainfall was especially highly enhanced over the Northeastern, Northwestern, western Kenya and parts of central Highlands including Nairobi. Most Meteorological Stations in these areas recorded more than 125 percent of their Long-Term Means (LTMs) for the month.

• However, a few stations along the Coastal strip recorded depressed rainfall (< 75% of the LTMs). 1.2 The forecast for December 2011

12 Dec 2011 description


  • Due to ongoing insecurity at the Dadaab refugee camp complex and surrounding areas in northeastern Kenya, humanitarian operations at Dadaab remain limited to the provision of essential services, including food distributions and nutrition, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities. On December 6, an explosion at Dadaab‘s Ifo 2 camp resulted in the death of one Kenyan police officer and injured three others, according to the Kenyan Red Cross Society. The officers were escorting U.N. officials to the camp at the time of the attack.

16 Nov 2011 description


  • Between September 1 and November 4, insecurity and drought displaced approximately 65,000 people from central and southern Somalia, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Of the total population displaced, 17,500 people were displaced from Mogadishu, with 14,000 people moving to other areas within Mogadishu and 3,500 people leaving the city.

08 Nov 2011 description
report Government of Kenya

Ref N: KMD/FCST/4-2011/MO/11


1.1 Weather Review in October 2011

• The onset of the October-November-December (OND) 2011 short-rains season was characterized by heavy rainfall storms in various parts of Northeastern and the Coast regions. The heavy rainfall resulted into serious flooding and destruction of infrastructure in the areas. Heavy rainfall also occurred in some parts of central highlands while the western sector of the country experienced lowkey rainfall for most of the month.

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