The deterioration in the food security situation has resulted in an estimated 2.1 million people facing acute food insecurity and in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in the next six months. Compared to the short rains’ assessment, this is an increase from 1.4 million found to be acutely food insecure. The deterioration is attributed to the dismal performance of the March-May Long rains season compounded by the effects of Covid 19 and the poor performance of the previous short rains season. It is projected that the situation will worsen further and affect 2.4 million people during the October – December Short rains season forecasted to be below normal.

2021 LRA Food and Nutritional security report