The 2017 short rains generally performed better than the 2017 long rains, but they were still poor, particularly in crop-producing areas given the early cessation. The onset of the season was timely in most parts of the country, with most areas receiving rainfall in October and November. However, the season ended early: below-normal rainfall in December left this month dry and hot.

The assessment established that 2.55 million people in arid and semi-arid counties are facing acute food insecurity and need immediate humanitarian assistance. This figure is significantly lower than the 3.4 million identified in August 2017 after the last long rains assessment, and comparable to the 2.6 million identified in February 2017.

2018 SRA National Report

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Baringo Lamu Garissa Wajir Mandera Marsabit
Kitui Kajiado Narok West Pokot Turkana Isiolo
Makueni Nyeri North (Kieni) Meru North Laikipia Embu (Mbeere) Samburu
Tana River Kilifi Kwale Taita Taveta Tharaka  



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