The overall food security situation in the ASAL counties deteriorated in the month of May 2019 with more households in crisis phase of IPC classification. The poor performance of the long rains has resulted in poor regeneration of forage and minimal recharge of surface water sources in pastoral livelihood zones. In marginal livelihood zones, crop condition is poor with an expected drop in production of more than 60 percent and consequently more food-insecure households.

The nutrition situation remains critical in pastoral counties of Turkana and Marsabit and expected to deteriorate across all pastoral livelihood zones owing to the expected worsening of food security situation, water and sanitation practices. The worsening household food security and diminishing milk availability will further contribute to increasing in malnutrition. Food insecure households are projected to increase from 1,591,400 in June to 2,031,200.

The Government has set up a Drought Command Centre and developed a comprehensive drought response plan covering the whole country. The Government approximates that Ksh 8 billion will be required for drought mitigation between June and December 2019 as state agencies continue to monitor performance of the October-December rainfall season.

View the full report on the link below;

2019 Long Rains Mid-Season Food and Nutrition Security Review Report