Most hit areas include Oldonyiro, Garba Tulla, Gafarsa, Mlango and Chari.
The drought in Isiolo could worsen in the next three months, a State agency has warned.
National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) coordinator Lordman Lekalkuli said abnormal livestock migration currently witnessed in the region was due to inadequate rainfall in March and April. He said poor pasture and inadequate water sources for more than 300,000 goats, 400,000 sheep and 200,000 cattle county-wide has forced livestock herders to move to neighbouring counties.
Chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage cancers, are also on the rise.
- Thousands of other Somalis were arriving at Dadaab each month, weak from the long walk and too little to eat.
- One in five of the newly arrived children were severely malnourished.
- Last year saw a major outbreak of cholera in the camp, and there are regular cases of measles, mainly among new arrivals from Somalia.
- Mental health conditions among the population are very common.
By MELAT HAILLE
Mr Grandi said the population of non-Somalis at Daadab was estimated at 60,000.
- Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the exercise will enable authorities to establish the exact number of people in the camps and their true status and identities.
By LILLIAN MUTAVI and KEVIN J. KELLEY
The government has launched an exercise to establish the identity of all residents of Dadaab refugee camp.
This comes in the wake of the enhanced voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees staying in Kenya.
Among the insiders, there are whispers of al-Shabaab sleeper cells inside the camp.
By JACQUELINE KUBANIA
Return of refugees portends both hope and anxiety as some start leaving ahead of May, 2017 deadline.
The heaviest baggage the refugees will carry will not be the blankets and food rations given to them by the UN, but the burden of expectation, both for themselves and their children, about what the future will hold for them when they return home.
Going back to Somalia will mean lost livelihoods for refugees, who have invested heavily in Dadaab camp.
By JACQUELINE KUBANIA
So vibrant is Hagadera that it has attracted traders from all over the country, who have set up stalls selling every imaginable merchandise.
Even more impressive is the way the refugees have engineered a solution to one of their most pressing problems at the camp: electricity supply.