Since January, the number of Kenyans on the brink of famine has tripled

  • Kenya has experienced a record four consecutive failed rainy seasons, which has not happened since record-keeping began 40 years ago.
  • Food insecurity and malnutrition are rising exponentially.
  • The number of Kenyans in emergency food insecurity conditions rose from 368,000 in January 2022 to 1.1 million in June 2022.
  • Donor countries have delivered only 16% of the funds pledged for crucial drought aid.
How global leaders can ease the crisis

Country facts

  • Population: 53.8 million
  • Refugees and asylum seekers: 555,183
  • Rank in Human Development Index: 152 of 191

IRC response

  • Started work in Kenya: 1992