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18 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation


In Summary

  • Already, the fate of more than 500 primary school pupils in the county hangs in the balance.

  • Managements of their schools have vowed to close them due to the drought.

  • Most children are missing classes as they help fetch water from the only community well in the area.

  • A week ago, a primary school boy slipped and fell into the well as he tried to fetch water.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The onset of the short rains was late by two weeks during the second week of November and cessation was early by two weeks in the first week of December.

  • It was characterised by poor temporal distribution and uneven spatial distribution - The vegetation greenness was moderate as indicated by a 3Month VCI of 26.35.

Socio Economic Indicators

09 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 2,021,000
Total affected children: 869,000

Total people to be reached in 2017: 800,000
Total children to be reached in 2017: 600,000

434,500 children under 5 accessing an integrated package of health interventions, including for the management of diarrhoeal diseases

232,000 persons affected by crises are reached with safe water interventions

09 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • A report by the National Drought Management Authority (NMDA) says Oldonyiro, Cherab and Sericho wards are the hardest hit.

  • Some students are yet to report to school due to lack of school fees owing to low market prices and migration of livestock to other counties.


About 60,000 people in Isiolo County are in need of food aid due to the persistent drought.

20 Dec 2016 description


The poor performance of the long rains between the months of March - May 2014 in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya resulted in the drought that affected both pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones (the North Western, Northern, North Eastern, South Eastern and parts of Coast) in turn affecting household food availability as well as livestock productivity. The situation continued to worsen with the increase in food prices which continually eroded household purchasing power driven by increase in fuel costs and general inflation.

28 Nov 2016 description


Voluntary repatriation

  • During the reporting period, 327 returnees were supported to voluntarily return to Mogadishu,
    Somalia by flight. Flight movements have now resumed and are currently operating three days per week. In total, as of 15th November, 35,192 Somali refugees had returned home since 8th December 2014, when UNHCR started supporting voluntary return of Somali refugees in Kenya, out of which 29,091 were supported in 2016 alone.

Interventions in support of the host community

24 Nov 2016 description
report Samuel Hall

This report provides an evidence-based strategy for increasing employment opportunities and skills development for protracted and recent refugees in Kakuma refugee camp. By focusing on economic integration and capacity development, it directly contributes to the durable and transitional solutions agenda. This research was commissioned by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Action Africa Help International( (AAHI) and funded by UNHCR.

23 Nov 2016 description


  • WFP urgently requires funding to support refugees, school children and malnourished children.

  • Due to drought, 1.25 million people are acutely food insecure. Food needs are being addressed by government safety nets, WFP asset creation activities, and government relief food.

  • Late onset of the short rains (Oct-Dec) and a forecasted very poor season will exacerbate food insecurity.

  • The Government has decided to postpone the closure of the refugee camps in Dadaab.

10 Nov 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: NORMAL

Biophysical Indicators

08 Nov 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

07 Nov 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicator

The County is currently experiencing major vegetation deficit with Tana North (Bura) Sub County being the worst hit by the current dry spell. Extensive vegetation depletion and water scarcity have been experienced in the county.

  • No major rain has been received in the county by the fourth week of October except light showers received along the coastal areas of Kipini On average, the county received 4.8 mm.