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Kenya: Drought: 2000/01 Country Information on DRR

Period 2000/01
Country or District Kenya
Event Type Drought
Outline Serious drought occurred in 18 districts affecting 1.8 million people. 11 other districts were also affected in varying degrees of severity.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Pan African News Agency (PANA) 2000/02/14
Kenya has sent out an emergency appeal for food aid, saying that it needs about 4.5 billion shillings to combat a looming food shortage.

Reuters 2000/02/02
The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) launched an appeal to raise $43.4 million to buy 75,000 tonnes of food for 2.7 million Kenyans going hungry after three successive crop failures caused by drought in some areas and flooding in others.

Xinhua 2000/01/21
As a result of the worsening drought situation, more than 250,000 people were in need of food aid and the number was likely to go up.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/01/19

Xinhua 2000/01/19
Despite the November-December rains in parts of Kenya, the famine situation remains grave in the country.

Xinhua 2000/01/03
Over 60,000 people living in the Kerio Valley of Marakwet District in northwestern Kenya are facing starvation following a biting famine in the area.