Kenya

Presence Country
May 2017

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Se estima que seria al menos una fase peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

Países presenciales:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Países de monitoreo remoto:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

Pays de présence:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Pays suivis à distance:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

Países com presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Países sem presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad
Key Messages
  • Despite enhanced rainfall in mid-May, which caused flooding in some isolated areas, the March – May long rains have been moderately to significantly below average across the arid and semi-arid counties, ranging between 25 – 75 percent of normal and poorly distributed in time and space. Flooding in Kilifi, Kwale, and Taita Taveta counties affected about 2,500 households, destroying infrastructure, property, and recently planted farms. In Dukana and Maikona areas of Marsabit County, about 20,000 livestock were lost. 

  • Pastoral areas have experienced modest improvements in water availability and forage, but these are expected to be short-lived. A May mid-season assessment by the Kenya Food Security Steering Group (KFSSG) that included FEWS NET determined that food insecurity is set to increase from late June, with more poor households likely to experience Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes. Ongoing humanitarian assistance is preventing worse food security outcomes, especially in Turkana, given the scale of assistance. 

  • Crop production activities are ongoing in the marginal agricultural areas, with crops ranging from germination to knee-height due to late planting. Below-average production is expected during the July harvest due to a high probability that there will not be adequate rainfall through the end of the season and the Fall and African armyworm infestation that has already affected about 69,000 hectares of cropland. More households in these areas are expected to move to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) after the harvest, from August onwards, as household food availability and consumption declines. 

  • Staple food prices in both urban and rural markets have steadily risen since January and are 20 – 60 percent above five-year averages, prompting the Government of Kenya to intervene by subsidizing sifted maize flour and authorizing the importation of about six million bags of maize to offset the deficit and stabilize prices. Food access is expected to be constrained by high prices until July when they are likely to begin falling. In pastoral areas, terms of trade remain below-average as livestock prices remain low amidst higher staple food prices, constraining purchasing power, and leading to growing household food consumption gaps.

Livelihoods

Livelihood Zone Narrative

Livelihood Zone Map

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.