In the north, the refugee population is around 325,000 but camps are gradually closing as Somali refugees are repatriated. Food supplies for the camps are adequate and malnutrition rates are near normal for the region.
After the very poor 1993 long rains, the short rains were satisfactory in most areas except Eastern and the southern Rift Provinces. Projected national food import needs are over 1 million tonnes of which Government has arranged for commercial imports of 200,000 tonnes maize. Overall donor response so far has been disappointing.