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KENYA: Humanitarian Dashboard - 26 May 2017

More than 2.6 million Kenyans are severely food insecure and this number is rapidly rising. High levels of malnutrition are
prevalent across the arid and semi-arid lands. Three sub-counties report Global Acute Malnutrition rates of 30 per cent,
double the emergency threshold. Severe drought has dried up water resources in half of Kenya’s 47 counties and an
estimated 3 million people lack access to clean water. Recurrent droughts have destroyed livelihoods, triggered local
conflicts over scare resources and eroded the ability of communities to cope. Families are on the move, which poses
protection risks for women and children. More than 1.2 million children are in need of education assistance. Kenya is
experiencing multiple disease outbreaks including cholera/Acute Watery Diarrhea and measles. An estimated 2.9 million
people require lifesaving medical interventions and community-based primary health outreach.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
26 May 2017
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Dashboard
Location(s): 
Kenya
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Kenya: Drought - 2014-2017