In ASAL counties, the food security situation continues to regress. The population facing acute food insecurity and consequently requiring humanitarian assistance has increased to 4.4 million from the 3.5 million people identified in July 2022 following assessment of the long rains season. This is a clear testament of the declining food security in Kenya’s 23 ASAL counties. A further 495,362 food-insecure people were identified in 9 traditionally non-ASAL counties assessed.

Additionally, the nutrition status of children and women has worsened due to prolonged drought. Over 970,000 children aged 6 to 59 months and 142,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are currently malnourished compared to 884,000 reported in July 2022.

Most parts of the arid pastoral northwest and northeast counties as well as the southeast marginal agricultural counties of Kitui and Makueni are facing ‘Crisis’ food insecurity (IPC Phase 3) of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification. Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, and Garissa have the highest proportions (55%) of their populations in Crisis (Phase 3) and above. The coastal marginal agricultural counties and agro-pastoral counties are experiencing ’Stressed’ food security status (IPC Phase 2).

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