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24 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • As at 23 April 2015, Kakuma had received 45,697 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 20 April, 182,384 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.9% of the registered population.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The vegetation condition index value reduced from 23.86 in February to 15.66 in March which is the county moved from moderate drought category to severe drought category. The sub counties of Dadaab, Dujis (township) and Balambala recorded the worst values of 5.5 and 6.84 and 8.07 respectively which is in the extreme drought condition category, Lagdera and fafi are in severe drought condition category.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: ALERT

Biophysical Indicators

  • Biophysical indicators show some unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range.

o Very little rainfall received in the month -below normal.
o The vegetation condition index VCI-3month is above normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

19 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical indicators show unusual fluctuations outside expected seasonal ranges. The three Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) for the entire county is 19.43 indicating severe drought. In Marginal mixed farming livelihood zone, though some improvement in pasture condition is expected following the onset of the long rains the VCI values for Mwingi Central and Mwingi North Sub Counties remained low at 7.4 & 12.7 respectively.

19 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Some rains were received at the last week of the month under review.

Pasture and browse conditions continued to deteriorate.

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

22,798 Identified unaccompanied minors Households provided with cash grants in year 2014

187,880 NFIs distributed since January

184 Shelters distributed since January

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government of Kenya calls for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp following terrorist attack in Garissa.

  • Fighting resumes in South Sudan as peace talks stall yet again.

  • Over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees received in neighbouring countries since February 2015.

  • Food security expected to deteriorate from April - June 2015 in most countries in the region.

  • More than 6,500 Burundian refugees flee tensions in Burundi ahead of June 2015 presidential elections.

13 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 9 April 2015, Kakuma had received 45,629 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 6 April, 181,978 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.9% of the registered population.

08 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Drought Phase: NORMAL Biophysical Indicators

  • Biophysical indicators show some unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range.
    • Very little rainfall received in the month -below normal.
    • The vegetation condition index VCI-3month is above normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Production indicators:

28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

POPULATION

Since the influx of Dec 2013, 29,300 SSD children have been received, making up over 64% of the total population received.

27 Mar 2015 description

KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, March 27 (UNHCR) – Naomi Chol studied at a school funded and supported by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, but the 16-year-old from South Sudan has become a celebrity herself in a Kenyan refugee camp.

"Everywhere I go, people call me and come to shake my hand," she tells visitors to Kakuma camp where she studied in a school known locally as the Angelina Jolie Primary School. It was set up by the UNHCR Special Envoy in 2002 to cater for girls with special protection needs.

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.

23 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 19 March 2015, Kakuma had received 45,431 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 15 March, 181,119 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.9% of the registered population.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Malteser

A travel report from drought-afflicted Northern Kenya

Roland Hansen, head of Malteser International’s Africa team, spent five days travelling the Illeret region of Northern Kenya. After the great drought in the summer of 2011, Malteser International, amongst others, has been building rain-water collection systems and wells in order to ensure a better water supply for the semi-nomads who live there, and help protect them from the potentially disastrous consequences of further dry periods. Here he reports some of his impressions:

18 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

22,456 Identified unaccompanied minors

9 Households provided with cash grants in year 2015

98,596 NFIs distributed since January 2015

184 Shelters distributed since January 2015

17 Mar 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The vegetation condition index value reduced from (32.98) in January to 23.86 in February but is within the moderate drought category. The value is below and worse for four sub counties which are in the severe drought condition category counties of Dadaab, Dujis (township) Lagdera and Balambala recorded 13.46, 10.17,17.35and 13.93 respectively. Fafi is in moderate drought condition category and have dropped from normal in the previous month.

17 Mar 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Dry and hot weather condition prevailed in the month under review hence no rainfall received

  • The state of most water sources was fair at a normal range of 4-5 but in declining trend

  • The vegetation condition index VCI-3month was 38.72 which was above normal range of 35-50

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

17 Mar 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification