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30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Kenya continues to face high levels of vulnerability to shocks including drought, floods, and internal and cross-border civil strife, especially among marginalized communities. These factors have contributed to devastating rates of chronic and acute malnutrition. Due to below-average rains, constrained food access and high food prices, over 1.5 million people who live mainly in the northern pastoral areas and the marginal agricultural areas of the country currently require food assistance.

29 Jan 2015 description

Refugees and host communities living in Dadaab refugee camp are finding creative and innovative ways to improve their living conditions. Through various approaches and competencies, they are able to gain knowledge through new information technology, tap into and utilise available and renewable natural resources and convert waste products into marketable matter while at the same time keeping their environment clean.

New technology in education

22 Jan 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

•The situation is not different in neighbouring Baringo North where residents have moved away from areas such as Chemoe, Ng’aratuko, Yatya, Chepkesin Loruk and Kagir following a spate of attacks that have disrupted learning in the area.

•Other schools in Baringo South where learning has been affected are Kasiela, Chemorokyon, Kapindasum, Ruggus, Mukutani, Chebinyiny and Ng’elecha primary schools.

21 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Voluntary Return to Somalia

A total of 341 individuals returned to Somalia onth, 10th and 15th January. Before departure, they underwent counselling by UNHCR and partners on conditions in Somalia, especially with regard to security. They also received a return support package comprising of an unconditional cash grant, essential travel and hygiene kits for use during the journey home, tools, food and other basic needs assistance to support the sustainability of return and reintegration in Somalia.

19 Jan 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Youth Initiative Kenya works to empower children by raising public awareness about child protection rights and safety. Ruweidha Adan writes to us about her experiences of the programmes:

19 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 15th January 2015, Kakuma had received 44,791 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the camp population to 179,552. As at 11th January, 178,230 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.4% of the registered population.

14 Jan 2015 description

Kakuma, 14 January 2015 – Without the opportunity to integrate into Kenyan society due to a strict encampment policy and with low chances of resettlement, most refugees in Kenya spend years living in refugee camps. While they are provided a physical space free from war, camps are not necessarily free from human rights abuses, particularly sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

11 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The general condition of biophysical indicators shows no rainfall received during the month under review and the situation was generally dry and hot.

  • Pasture and browse conditions continued to deteriorate as trees have shaded leaves and grass wilted

  • The VCI-3month is below normal as vegetation cover reduced significantly as a result of poor short rains performance.

11 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

 Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) 3 month for the county decreased from 80.4 to 77.64 which above normal range of 35-50.

  • State of water and availability remained normal for the period under review with a declining trend.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • No unusual migration of livestock during the month of December but it is anticipated to start in a month time if the same weather conditions prevail.

11 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The biophysical indicators show unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal ranges.

  • The rainfall received so far is below the normal seasonal ranges.

  • The vegetation conditions are gradually improving with the overall county VCI falling within the normal ranges of 35-50 in Galole and Garsen. The situation is below normal in Bura(with a VCI of 28) sub-county indicating moderate drought.

08 Jan 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By MARYANNE GICOBI

In Summary

  • Speaking to the Nation Wednesday, Mr Elyas Abdi, the lead technical officer at the Ministry of Education, said the funding will improve methods that teachers in lower primary school use in technical subjects.

  • GPE is a multilateral partnership devoted to giving education to children in the world’s poorest nations.

The government has secured a grant of Sh7.96 billion for improving access to education for marginalised children and strengthening the education system as a whole.

24 Dec 2014 description

As community chief, a big part of Gabriel’s job is convincing parents to send their children to school.

A man on a mission

Gabriel only finished grade seven, so as a father it’s important to him that his children attend not just primary school, but secondary school and university too.

21 Dec 2014 description

As the mother of six boys, a farmer and the leader of her farming group, Judith is the perfect example of a local saying - Empower a woman, and you empower an entire community.

Judith has a lot to smile about.

Just a few years ago, a bad harvest would have meant hunger for her family and the entire community. Now, thanks to her participation in a World Food Programme-supported project for local farmers, she and many of her neighbours have learned useful tools such as collective marketing that have allowed them to sell their crops at higher prices.

18 Dec 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The county government with the help of investors is seeking to have these children schooled through an informal programme.

  • The first beneficiaries of the programme will be 800 students selected from 16 schools in the county.

  • Each school which has a nursery school, primary and secondary school will select a concept to adopt from six categories.

  • The programme will be tailored on the areas of maritime, performing arts, sports, entrepreneurship, urban design, hospitality and leisure.

09 Dec 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 Novemer in all the livelihood zones. This has improved pasture and browse, water pans have been recharged to about 80% and will last till early February. Average rainfall received was 102mm for 6 days for 3 recording stations. Temperatures decreased from an average of 32-34 to average of 28-30 in the lowlands and 20-24 in the highlands.

09 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The vegetation condition index value of (27.34) recorded is below the normal ranges (35-50) for the county. All the subcounies recorded below the county average except Ijara and fafi which had 47.01 and 29 respectively. This represent deteriorating situation within the county as three sub counties of Dadaab, Lagdera and township in the severe drought condition category with VCI of 21.82, 14.37 and 17.14respectively.

09 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • All biophysical indicators were within the normal range. The rains received were adequate and within the normal range when compared with the same period in previous season

  • The vegetation condition index VCI-3month was 47.01 which is within the normal range of 35-50

  • The SPI value was -0.27 which and was within the normal range of -1 to 1

09 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall had a late onset of 1-2 weeks in some parts of the county

  • The rainfall received so far is slightly above normal range.

  • Average 3 month VCI for the county was 37.59 which was within the normal range.

  • Average 3-month SPI for the county was 0.15 which is within the normal range.

08 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Security – police officer killed in Dagahaley camp

  • On 29th November, two young men armed with pistols shot and killed a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) police officer and injured his colleague in Dagahaley market. The injured police man was admitted to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in the camp and later evacuated to Nairobi.

First Garissa County Stakeholder Forum