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Nairobi, Kenya; October 5 th, 2022 - The ASAL region of Kenya has endured three severe droughts in the last decade (2010-2011, 2016-2017 and 2020-2022). The current drought (2020 - 2022) has been the most severe and longest with widespread livelihood loses and massive displacement of populations. Currently, more than 4.2 million people representing24% of the ASAL population are facing high levels of acute food insecurity with about 2.7 million people in the Crisis phase and 785,000 people the Emergency state. This is a 10% increase from the same period in 2021 where 2.1 million people were categorized in as in emergency and crisis state1.

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Statement by SAPCONE, DCA-Kenya, and ASAL Humanitarian Network (AHN), Lodwar, Kenya October 12th 2022

Current drought situation in Kenya

  • Approximately 3.5 million people in Kenya (24% of the ASAL population) are facing high level of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 31 or above). This is a 10% increase from the same period in 2021.
  • Projections indicate that the number of people experiencing acute food insecurity within the Kenyan ASAL will rise to 4.4 million in the period October to December 2022
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