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29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

29 Sep 2016 description
report PAX
Executive Summary

A large number of people in the Horn of Africa have grown up in the midst of armed conflict. They are never far from violence and danger. The abundance of weapons in the region and the constant influx of new arms play a large role in these conflicts. In the report 'Armed and insecure', PAX provides a unique overview of the manner in which armed conflict and the arms trade reinforce each other.

28 Sep 2016 description

It is often people’s immediate community that provides the first, last and perhaps best tactical response for many people affected by or under threat of displacement. In the 23 feature theme articles in this issue of FMR, authors from around the world – including authors who are themselves displaced – explore the capacity of communities to organise themselves before, during and after displacement in ways that help protect the community.

FMR 53 also includes eight ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP requires funding urgently to respond to unfolding nutrition crisis in northern Kenya

  • The number of people found to be acutely food insecure doubled to 1.25 million

  • The refugee population in Dadaab reduced by 58,000 after a verification exercise.

WFP Assistance

28 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 County Background

Isiolo County is located in the northern part of the country. It is divided into two subcounties, Isiolo North and Isiolo South. The county spans an area of 25,605 square kilometers with a population of 143,294 (KNBS, 2009). There are five livelihood zones (Figure 1). The analysis in this report will be done primarily for the Pastoral, Agro-pastoral and Firewood/Charcoal livelihood zones.

2.0 COUNTY FOOD SECURITY SITUATION

28 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 COUNTY BACKGROUND

Kilifi County has seven sub-counties namely; Malindi, Magarini, Ganze, Rabai, Kaloleni, Kilifi South and Kilifi North. It covers an area of approximately 12,610 square kilometres with a population of 1,109,735 (KNBS, 2009) and has three main livelihoods zones (Figure 1).

2.0 COUNTY FOOD SECURITY SITUATION

2.1 Current Food Security Situation

28 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 County Background

Kitui County has eight sub-counties namely; Kitui Central, Kitui South, Kitui East, Kitui Rural, Kitui West, Mwingi North, Mwingi West and Mwingi Central. There are three livelihood zones in the County: marginal mixed farming, mixed farming livelihood zone and formal employment. (Figure 1). The County has a population of 1,012,710 people2 and covers an area of 30,570 square kilometers, of which 6,370 square kilometers is covered by Tsavo national park.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 County Background

Laikipia County consists of three administrative sub-counties namely: Laikipia East, Laikipia North, and Laikipia West. It covers an area of 9,462 square kilometers and supports a population of 399,227 people (KNBS, 2009 census). The county has four main livelihood zones: Mixed farming (MF), Marginal mixed farming (MMF), Formal employment and Pastoral (Figure 1).

2.0 COUNTY FOOD SECURITY SITUATION

2.1 Current Food Security Situation

27 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month remained dry across all livelihood zones.
  • Vegetation conditions however remained above normal with an average vegetation condition index of 54.66. Conditions however portrayed notable declines in Tigania East and Tigania West Sub - Counties.
  • Pastures and browse were mainly fair to poor across all li vel ihood zones Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

-**Production indicators**

27 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

27 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall report: No rainfall was received in the county which is normal for the month.
  • Vegetation condition; Pasture and browse condition is fair in agro pastoral livelihood and fair to poor in pastoral livelihood .

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

27 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

27 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Generally the mon th was char acterized by hot sunny days .
    No rai nfall was received and this is n ormal at this time of the year .

  • Quantity and quality of Pasture and browse was fair in Mixed Farming zones and poor in Marginal mixed farming livelihood zones .

  • The average 3 month VCI index for the county was 39.73

27 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall report :
    An average amount of 22.89 mm of rainfall was received in the County for the month of August .

  • V egetation condition :
    The v eg etation condition Index VCI -Month) was 37.02 in August the month of August from 52.25 in July.

  • VCI indicated a normal vegetation con dition for the County but a reduction from th at of the previous month .