Drought

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21 Apr 2015 description

Today, at around 11:30 a.m., a convoy of civilian MINUSMA contractors was once again attacked by assailants 30 kilometers west of Gao.

Preliminary reports indicate that at least one driver was assassinated and that his truck was burned afterwards.

MINUSMA immediately sent a patrol to the site.

20 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Abuja, 20 April 2015 - The Minister of State for Health, Mr. Fidelis Nwankwo has debunked the rumors of unidentified disease outbreak which is attributed to 19 deaths since 15th April 2015, out of 24 reported cases. He further provided insights on the causes of illness and sudden deaths in two communities of Irele, Local Government Area (LGA) in Ondo State of Nigeria.

20 Apr 2015 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Monday 4/20/2015 - 17:35 GMT

A botched suspected Boko Haram suicide attack targeting a group of Shiite Muslims injured three people in northeast Nigeria on Monday, witnesses told AFP.

The would-be bomber detonated his explosives a few metres (yards) from an open-air mosque in the Dogo Tebo area of Potiskum shortly after afternoon prayers.

20 Apr 2015 description

Principaux défis par secteurs

WASH

  • Accès à l'eau : standard non atteint

  • Assainissement : Le rythme de construction des infrastructures d’assainissement ne suit pas l’augmentation de la population

Réponses

  • Essais de pompage en cours sur 10 nouveaux points forés (HCR)

  • Public Concern finalise la construction de 66 latrines

  • MSF finalise la construction de 10 tranchées de défécation

20 Apr 2015 description

Aujourd’hui vers 11h30, un convoi de fournisseurs civils de la MINUSMA a une nouvelle fois été attaqué par des assaillants à 30 kilomètres à l’Ouest de Gao.

Les premiers rapports indiquent qu’au moins un chauffeur a été assassiné, son camion a par la suite été brûlé.

Une patrouille de la MINUSMA a immédiatement été envoyée sur place.

20 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed all ministries, agencies and extra-ministerial departments to prepare their handover briefs ahead of the May 29 inauguration of President Buhari. UNHCR is positioning itself to acclimate to the new administration and continue its work in harmony with relevant governmental departments.

  • Some IDPs in Nigeria have reportedly returned to their areas of origin. Others have expressed their willingness to return, stating that the only impediment is lack of assistance.

20 Apr 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • IOM assisted the return of nearly 170 Ethiopians from Yemen. IOM evacuated nearly 300 people from more than 20 countries through the humanitarian bridge to Khartoum. Direct flights from Sanaa to Ethiopia are also expected to begin in the coming days.

  • The Government allocated resources to procure 5000MT of maize to cover shortfalls in the first round relief food ration.

20 Apr 2015 description

Weather-related production risks remain one of the most serious constraints to agricultural production in much of the developing world. Financial and technological innovations that mitigate these risks have the potential to greatly benefit farmers in areas prone to such risks. In this study we examine farmers’ preferences for two distinct tools that allow them to manage drought risk: weather index insurance and a recently released drought-tolerant rice variety.

20 Apr 2015 description

Points saillants

  • L’équipe technique mVAM a effectué une mission de terrain, pour recueillir les suggestions des réfugiés et pour explorer les possibilités de mise en œuvre du mVAM dans un autre camp où le PAM distribue des bons d’achat alimentaire.

  • La phase pilote a pris fin après le troisième round de collecte intervenu du 20 au 24 mars 2015.

  • Tout au long de cette phase pilote, le mVAM s’est révélé être un instrument efficace de collecte d’informations fiables sur certains indicateurs de sécurité alimentaire.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Light showers were received in some parts of the County during the month of March

  • The 3-month Vegetation Condition index for the County was 9.85 indicating extreme drought .Four sub counties are already under extreme drought namely Mandera South, Banisa, North and West with 8.46, 9.5, 8.77 and 9.92 respectively while the remaining two sub counties are at severe drought.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Most bio-physical showed some fluctuations outside expected seasonal norms.

  • The vegetation condition index VCI-3month was 29.06 compared to the normal of 40-50.

  • The state of water sources was below normal at 4 compared to 5 normally.
    Production indicators

  • The milk production levels were above-average at 132 750-ml bottles compared to a long-term average of 80-85.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • In the month of March, Kilifi County recorded a 3-monthly VCI of 31.6 indicating the county condition was deteriorating from February 3-monthly VCI of 43.76. The county now is in moderate drought with five sub counties as shown above being in moderate drought from last month when all the sub counties were in normal condition .

20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No significant rainfall was received during the month of March.

  • The 3-monthly Vegetation Condition index for the County was 24.68 indicating moderate drought with Pokot central (Sigor) being the most affected with a VCI of 20.01.

  • Over 50% of the surface water sources had dried up and congestion had been witnessed around strategic boreholes.

  • All the biophysical indicators were outside the expected normal range.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Vegetation condition index (VCI)-3 month in the county for March 2015 was 27 from 37 recorded February 2015, this is within the normal ranges across the sub counties.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • In March 2015, the livestock migration pattern was minimal and within the normal grazing routes to dry spell areas.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of March registered onset of the long-rains season of which rainfall was recorded in various parts of the county in the third dekad for an average of four days.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 12.74 illustrating severe drought and on a worsening trend.

  • The water availability was below normal attributed to the long dry spell and declined volumes in available water sources.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The biophysical indicators show unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal ranges.

  • There was no rainfall received within the month of March.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The percentage of average rainfall is 19.8% below normal range of 80 – 120% an indication of a dry month.

  • The VCI is 24.01 which indicate vegetation is far below the normal range of 35 - 50.

  • The current water situation is within the normal range however the situation is improving with some of the water sources recharging.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)