2022 short rains season assessment report

A recent survey shows that an estimated 6 million people in 32 counties have been affected by the prolonged drought following a fifth consecutive poor rainfall season especially in Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) counties. According to the 2022 Short Rains (October to December) Assessment report, over 970,000 children aged between six to nine months and 142,000 pregnant women are currently malnourished as the drought and food insecurity situation worsens in the country. 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, the report indicated.