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21 Aug 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

ACT member LWF integrates students with disabilities into schools in the refugee camp

21 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

By Charlie Ensor

More than a week after Kenya’s general elections, the opposition continues to dispute the results, but rather than calling for further protest action on the streets, it’s taking its challenge to the Supreme Court.

Read more on IRIN

21 Aug 2017 description

New survey reveals alarming malnutrition rates in Turkana, East Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, and West Pokot

Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available.

The warning comes as results from joint nutrition assessments conducted by the County Departments of Health and UNICEF, and nine aid organisations working on the ground— including Save the Children—are revealed.

18 Aug 2017 description
report The Conversation

Kenya’s recent general election was held amid political tension and fear. Election violence is not new to the East African country. About 1,100 people, including children, died in the events that followed the election in 2007.

17 Aug 2017 description

A project in northern Kenya aims to make refugees self-reliant through farming, while helping them integrate with the local community

By Benson Rioba

TURKANA, Kenya, Aug 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the simmering heat of the Kalobeyei refugee settlement in northwest Kenya, Augustine Murenzi brushes soil off a maturing watermelon in his small kitchen garden.

"My house is fully furnished from these," said the Rwandan refugee, explaining how he sells his surplus melons for income, before moving on to a patch of kale.

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • July remained generally cold and dry, a normal situation for this time of the year
  • Vegetation conditions were generally poor with a vegetation condition Index of 45.16
  • Pasture and browse conditions deteriorated further especially in the Agro-pastoral livelihood zone where significant portions of grazing areas were almost bare.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall:
  • The cessation of long rains was experienced in the third dekad of May.
  • Vegetation condition: The 3 month vegetation condition index (VCI) for the County is 27.48 depicting a moderate vegetation deficit.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The highlands of the county received light showers in the month under review.
  • The long rains season was depressed, erratic and characterized by poor distribution in terms of time and space.
  • The rains supported pulses production, water recharge and pasture regeneration.
  • Vegetation condition index stood at 41.16 i.e. normal vegetation greenness.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicator

The County is currently experiencing moderate vegetation deficit.

Rainfall:

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Off seasonal rainfall was experienced in the month of July.
  • The vegetation condition Index VCI-3Month) was 50.86 in the month of July from 25.31in June which is normal.
  • The VCI indicated vegetation condition showed greenness above normal. The situation is improving the overall drought stage in the county was at normal in July.

Production Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county received the highest amounts of rains recorded towards the second of the month which was above normal by 23 percent.
  • The situation of pasture and browse is fair, although the condition was below normal.
  • Compared to the previous month, the state of water sources has improved and it is within the normal range.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Below-normal rainfall was received in both livelihood zones.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index was above normal at 52.12.
  • The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year.

Production Indicators

17 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was received in the month and this is normal.
  • Vegetation condition index was above normal.
  • The state of water in main water points was declining and below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)