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26 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 County Background

Marsabit County is located in the northern part of Kenya. It covers an area of about 75,750 square kilometres with a population of 291,179 persons (2009 census). The county has four sub-counties: Moyale, North Horr, Saku and Laisamis; and divided into three main livelihood zones - pastoral, agro-pastoral and others (formal employment and fisher folk).

2.0 COUNTY FOOD SECURITY SITUATION

2.1 Current Food Security Situation

20 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 COUNTY BACKGROUND

Tana River County is administratively divided into three sub counties namely; Tana North, Tana River and Tana Delta. It covers an area of about 35,375.8 square kilometers with a population of 240,075 (KNBS, Census 2009). There are three main livelihood zones in the county namely; Marginal mixed farming livelihood zone comprising 48 percent of the population, Mixed farming livelihood zone comprising 38 percent and Pastoral Livelihood zone comprising the remaining 14 percent (Figure 1)

20 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 County Background

Turkana County covers an area of 77,000 square kilometers with an estimated population of 855,399 persons (KNBS 2009). The County is divided into six subcounties namely: Turkana Central, Turkana East, Turkana North, Turkana West, Turkana South and Loima. It consists of four livelihood zones, pastoral, agro-pastoral, fishing and formal employment (Figure 1).

2.0 COUNTY FOOD SECURITY SITUATION

2.1 Current Food Security Situation

15 Sep 2016 description

Only one girl in 10 makes it to high school at Kakuma, but that’s no deterrent for this South Sudanese student with high ambitions.

On the first day of term at a secondary school in the desert of northern Kenya, Esther Nyakong, the head girl, leads her fellow pupils in assembly prayers in the yard.

01 Sep 2016 description
report ActionAid

In the UK 1st September means back to school. No doubt some parents are frantically making sure their children are fully equipped for the new school year, while many girls and boys are wishing the summer holidays would never end. But in Kenya, when children return to the classroom, some faces will almost certainly be missing - the faces of girls. Girls who are absent not by choice. Not because they don't want to study.

31 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Preliminary findings from nutrition surveys between May and July 2016 indicate the situation in Turkana, Baringo and West Pokot counties remain critical, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates over 20 percent in parts of Turkana (over 15 percent emergency threshold).

30 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Supporting #TeamRefugees and standing #WithRefugees

  • In support of #TeamRefugees playing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil parallel sport events were organized in Dadaab refugee camps.

On 9th August, four refugee sport teams competed in football matches in Hagadera and Ifo camps. Both players and fans expressed their support to #TeamRefugees on that occasion and signed the #WithRefugees petition.

29 Aug 2016 description
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Transitional justice and democratisation nexus:

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Nutrition surveys in Turkana show very high prevalence of moderate and severe acute malnutrition.

  • The Kenyan Government and UNHCR started a head count for all refugees in Dadaab.

  • Preliminary findings of the asset-creation evaluation are out.

  • WFP hosted a delegation from southern Africa to learn about linking farmers to schools.

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

The biophysical indicators show negative variation within the normal seasonal ranges.

Rainfall:

  • Negligible rainfall was received in the month where on average the county received 3.1mm of rainfall.

  • The vegetation condition. The 3-month VCI reduced in July and shows that the County vegetation condition is within moderate vegetation deficit at 24.86

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought situation and phase classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • On average the county received 30 mm of rainfall which was 11% higher than the long term mean.

  • State of water sources in the county during the month under review showed declining trend.

  • On average pasture and browse condition ranged between fair to poor across the county.

  • The county average 3-month VCI decreased by 27 percent to 26.05

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators - Rainfall: Depressed amount of rainfall was received in the 1st and 2nd dekad of the month in Mbeere North and South sub-counties in the county.

-Vegetation condition: Pasture and browse conditions was good in MF and fair in MMF livelihood zones in the county.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

14 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Relocation of refugees and asylum seekers to Kakuma

14 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

48,868
South Sudanese refugees received since December 2013.

10,691
New arrivals that have been registered since January 2016

1,025
Unaccompanied children in Kakuma Camp.

92
Number of refugees that have voluntarily returned to Somalia

21
Litres of water provided per person

3,191
Number of refugees and asylum seekers settled at Kalobeyei

FUNDING

14 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • 13,889 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 86
    Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015

  • 1,288,598
    NFIs distributed since January 2015

  • 1,671
    Shelters distributed since January 2016

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 560,134

Funding

USD 272,100,000 requested

27 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Malala visit to Dadaab

 On 12th July, Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and an advocate for girls education visited Dadaab camps and celebrated her 19th birthday with refugees. During her visit, she interacted with girls in various locations in the camp, where she presided over various ceremonies including delivering speeches and handing over certificates to girls trained on leadership, life skills and resilience.

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP consulted stakeholders about the planned graduation of asset-creation households from cash transfers.

  • WFP held a ceremony to mark the handover of schools meals in Samburu to the national programme.

  • The tripartite commission announced that Dadaab refugee population will reduce by 150,000 people by the end of 2016. Refugees started settling in Kaloboyei integrated settlement.

26 Jul 2016 description

UNHCR appeals for additional $115 million for voluntary return, reintegration of Somali refugees from Dadaab camp

Plan also includes the relocation of 31,000 refugees to Kakuma and verification of camp population

25 Jul 2016 description
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Summary Report - English version

Executive Summary

The 2016 Kenya Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Survey (CFSVA) aims to give the first 47-county overview of food security and nutrition in Kenya since the process of devolution began in 2013.

The data and analysis for the report is drawn from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS), which was designed to monitor and evaluate population and health situations in Kenya. It marks the first time that food security indicators have been included in any DHS survey.