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  • Crisis briefing
  • 13 July 2016

Food insecurity in Kenya

On 12 July 2016 we responded to a funding alert raised due to food insecurity in Kenya.

Agropastoral land between the country of West Pokot and the Turkana region has been affected severely by recurrent food insecurity. In June 2016 the National Drought Management Authority gave warnings about the projected situation of food insecurity.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$85.2 million of humanitarian assistance to Kenya since the start of 2016. US$5.0 million of this comes from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund.

Read our full analysis of the current funding situation.

Accompanying data is available in Excel and Open Document.


The GHA Programme is partnering with the START network to help to inform its funding allocation decisions. The START network is a consortium of British-based humanitarian INGOs, which has recently launched its own fund to help fill funding gaps and enable rapid response to under-reported crises where need is great.

When the START members issue a funding alert, we produce (within 12 hours) a rapid overview of the humanitarian funding picture – recent funding, an overview of appeals and funds, and analysis of donor trends. The analysis is targeted not only at the START network but also to a wider set of stakeholders engaged in these crises – including donors, humanitarian organisations, analysts, advocates and citizens.

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