Presence Country
January 2015 to June 2015
Key Messages
  • The October to December 2014 short rains were well below average, which caused food insecurity in the Southeast, the coastal lowlands, and pastoral areas. Over the next several months, the food insecure population is expected to increase to over 1.5 million people.

  • The short rains were well below average and concentrated in November with very little rain in October or December in the southeastern and coastal marginal agricultural lowlands. This is likely to result in a far below average harvest, and an increase in the number of people who are food insecure. The majority of households are expected to remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through June.

  • In the northern pastoral areas, the performance of the rains was poor and did not support significant increases in livestock production. Rangeland conditions are expected to deteriorate faster than normal during the January to March short dry season. The majority of households will remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2), but the areas that had the least rainfall are likely between now and March to remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), including Sericho and Merti Sub-counties in Isiolo, Daadab and Balambala Sub-counties in Garissa, and Hadado and Sebule Sub-counties in Wajir.

Food Security Profiles

This Food Security Brief is a starting point for anyone seeking a deep understanding of the range of factors influencing food security in Kenya. It draws on decades of FEWS NET data and information on livelihoods, household vulnerability, nutrition, trade, and agro-climatology, as well as an array of other sources. It provides an overview of the food security context, the main determinants of chronic and acute food insecurity, and areas at most risk of food insecurity.

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