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19 Nov 2014 description
report Adeso

Despite gains made by the Kenyan government in recent years, for many children living in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands education remains a far-fetched dream. In counties such as Marsabit, which are predominantly inhabited by pastoralists who seasonally migrate in search of pasture, accessing the formal schooling system is particularly challenging. As a result, the County exhibits the poorest education indicators in Kenya, with literacy levels as low as 20%.

18 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

· The county’s Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 27.3 an indication of a moderate drought status while the Standard Precipitation Index (SPI) stood at 0.24 which was a normal situation for the period under review.

· The first half of the month of October was generally characterized by mixed weather (cloudy and sunny conditions) and the last half was characterized by cloudy and rainy weather. Onset of the OND Short rains was experienced in the last dekad of the month though on a poor spatial and space distribution.

11 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 5th November 2014, Kakuma had received 44,131 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,995. As at 5th November 176,279 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview:

  • There was 54% increase in average amount of rainfall recorded in the county during the month of October to 59 mm compared to the previous month and this was normal at this time of the year when compared to long term mean.

  • On average pasture and browse condition in the month under review was good in cash cropping/dairy, mixed farming and food cropping but fair in livestock farming zone.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

  • No rainfall received in the county. The OND rainfall onset delayed in all LZ.

  • The three monthly Vegetation condition index is outside the normal threshold. The current VCI measurement (25) indicate county is progressing to severe drought condition.

  • The state of water sources is strongly inadequate. Borehole and shallow well sources are yielding low amount of water. Frequent borehole breakdown is common.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation overview

  • Dry and hot weather condition prevailed in all the livelihoods in the first three weeks of the month .In the fourth week of October 2014 light to moderate rainfall was received in all the livelihoods although it rained for one day

  • The pasture condition was poor and good in pastoral and Agro-pastoral livelihoods zones respectively.

  • The quantity and quality of browse was fair in pastoral livelihood and good in agro-pastoral livelihood.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

SITUATION OVER VIEW

  • There was light showers received in the eastern and southern parts of the county, the rest of the county largely remained dry during the month, the onset was lately as the time the showers was experience was in the fourth week of the month.

  • The quality pasture and browse worsened and the quantity depleted in all the livelihood zones.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

SITUATION OVERVIEW

There has been great improvement in the overall outlook. Rains were received in the second, third and fourth week of October in all the livelihood zones. This has improved pasture and browse, water pans have been recharged to about 90% and will last till early January. Average rainfall received was 95.5 for 9 days for 5 recording stations. Temperatures decreased from an average of 34 to average of 30 in the lowlands and 22-25 in the highlands.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • The drought early warning stage for the month of October is Alert and the trend is deteriorating.

  • Little rainfall was recorded in some parts of the County i.e. in The Hilly Areas of Mbooni and Kilungu and some parts of Makueni sub-county.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

  • Rainfall(92.6mm) was received in the entire County during the month under review.

  • Main sources of water for the month of October were Boreholes, Natural Rivers (e.g Daua), Earth pans (that had impounded water to a 40% capacity), and Shallowwells.

  • Several parts of the County experienced pasture regeneration towards the end of the month.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation Overview

  • The onset of short rains was in the second dekad later than anticipated across the County. Rainfall received in Marsabit town and its close environs amounted to 256.2 mm with highest rainfall received on 19th October (78.2 mm).

  • Nutritional status of children within one to five years brackets shows average at risk of malnutrition (MUAC below 135 mm as percentage) is 23.18%.

  • Quality and quantity of Pasture and browse is good in most of areas except Laisamis division where Pasture is fair to poor.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation overview

  • The overall early warning stage for the county is ALERT, with an improving trend. There were little rains as the short rains season started in the second week of October.

  • A total of about 41 mm of rainfall was received during the month, higher than 30 mm of the previous month. The rainfall was light and erratic mainly in the mixed farming areas; impact on water availability and pasture/browse was still minimal.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Onset of the October-November-December (OND) rains came by first week of October earlier than expected.
    Rainfall amounts of 46.23 mm were received compared to long-term average of 118.87 mm.

  • Kieni lowland continued to registered poor vegetation conditions, which were of poor quality and quantity. Depletion rate was high due to competition over scarce forage that has left most grazing fields bare.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Generally, most parts of the county received average rainfall of 200 – 300% of the normal. This was above normal range of 80 - 120% of the normal.

  • The current average Standard Precipitation Index (SPI) for was 1.13 which is above normal range of -1 to +1.

  • The state of water and availability is normal for the period.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

05 Nov 2014 description

Project to be based on the concept of lifelong learning

As part of its ongoing effort to address barriers to education worldwide, Education Above All (EAA) today announced with UNHCR, the launch of a four-year, holistic education pilot project in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Education Above All, participated in the launch.

27 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 23rd October, 43,940 new arrivals have been received since the beginning of influx. This brings the total camp population to 178,922..
17 Oct 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • The month remained dry all through with no rainfall recorded in all the sub counties.

  • The quality and quantity of pasture and browse deteriorated and is depleted in the wet season grazing areas mostly in the pastoral cattle /sheep zone, in the other livelihood zones where dry period grazing areas are situated the condition of pasture is scarce and browse as poor with high pressure exerted on by livestock concentrations.

17 Oct 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Situation overview

  • Scattered coastal showers were received in the third week of month under review in some parts of Hulugho and Ijara sub counties.

  • The quantity and quality of water in most of the water pans continued to deteriorate and anticipated to last for three weeks. The most affected areas were Sangailu, Elkambere and Gerille locations where all the water pans have dried up.