11.01.2017

Production outputs in the three countries are grim.

FAO has already begun disbursing emergency funds for rapid interventions in Kenya and
Somalia. The funds will support emergency feed and vaccinations for breeding and weak animals, repairs of water points, and seeds and tools to plant in the spring season. FAO is also working with local officials to bolster countries' emergency preparedness across the region.

Millions of people are food insecure in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia

Kenya is highly likely to see another drought in early 2017, and with it a rise in food insecurity. Current estimates show that some 1.3 million people are food insecure.

Based on the latest predictions, the impacts of the current drought in the southern part of the country will lessen by mid-2017, but counties in the North - in particular Turkana, Marsabit, Wajir and Mandera – will steadily get worse.

After two poor rainy seasons this year, Somalia is in a countrywide state of drought emergency, ranging from moderate to extreme.