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HealthRight Kenya Partners with WomanCare

WomanCare has donated 11 manual vacuum aspiration plus kits (MVA Plus) to HealthRight’s Partnership for Maternal and Newborn Health Plus project for use in partner facilities in Marakwet East and West Kenya. MVA Plus helps health care workers save the lives of pregnant women who experience bleeding due to an induced or spontaneous miscarriage in the first three months of pregnancy. During the donation ceremony, Dr.

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Refugee graduates work, study and service their communities

Rome, 22 September 2014 – For the second consecutive year, refugee students in camps in Kenya and Malawi will graduate from an online Liberal Arts Diploma programme managed by Jesuit Refugee Service and Jesuit Commons: Higher Education on the Margins (JC:HEM). JRS has found that the most graduates are likely to find employment or continue their studies, and nearly all the students engage in service to their communities.

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Kajiado County Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Bulletin, August 2014

Situation Overview

  • Hot and dry weather condition was experienced in the month of August. However, few parts of the county experienced some ‘false rainfall’ in the last dekand of month for about three days. The six months cumulative rainfall had a 72.7% deficit.

  • The three months VCI was 24.45 whereas the three months SPI was -0.13 an indication of moderate drought.

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Kilifi County Drought Monitoring Early Warning Bulletin - August 2014

Situation Overview:

  • There was a 26% decrease in average amount of rainfall recorded in the county during the month of August to 34.7 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 was fair across all livelihood zones but a deteriorating trend was observed in the livestock farming zone.

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Kitui County Larger Drought Monthly Bulletin for August 2014

Situation overview

  • The drought early warning stage for the month of August is Alert and the trend is Deteriorating

  • No rainfall was reported in August, the month was calm, cold and cloudy

  • The quality and quantity of natural vegetation and pasture ranged from fair to poor across all livelihood zones and the situation is deteriorating.

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Kwale County EWS Drought Monitoring Bulletin - August 2014

Situation overview:

  • The county continued to receive off-season showers this month which was not normal for this time of the year. The mixed farming zone posted 236.2 mm for an average 8 rainy days while the livestock farming one posted the highest amount at 311.8 mm for an average 9.8 rainy days. Both zones posted higher than normal amounts expected for this time of the year.

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Laikipia County Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Bulletin - August 2014

Situation Overview

  • During the month under review, the County experienced varied patterns of amounts of rainfall which were fairly distributed in both time and space. The Mixed Farming (MF) zone reported 14 days of heavy rainfall and 8 days of moderate rain and showers properly distributed in all areas under the zone. The Pastoral zones reported 4 days of moderate rainfall, with some areas such as Illingwesi receiving no rain at all. The Marginal Mixed Farming (MMF) zones reported an average 3 days of heavy rainfall.

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Lamu County Drought Monitoring and Early Warning System Bulletin - August 2014

Situation Overview

  • An average of 39.45 mm of rainfall was recorded in the County for the month of August. Mpeketoni received 41.1 mm of rainfall for 6 days, Witu 17.5 mm for 3 days, Hindi 55 mm for 5 days while Amu recorded 44.2 mm for 7 days. Compared to the 8 year long-term average of 46.42, this amount was below.

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Makueni County Drought Monthly Bulletin for August 2014

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • The County was at the Alert stage of the drought early warning cycle. And the trend was deteriorating in the Marginal Mixed Farming livelihood zone.

  • The water situation in the Marginal Farming livelihood zones was fair, in the Marginal Mixed farming Livelihood zone it had deteriorated since the water levels had gone down especially in rivers and Earth Dams. This has led to an increase in waiting time at the available sources.

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Mandera County Drought Bulletin for the Month of August 2014

Situation Overview

  • No rains were recieved during the month under review.Cold and windy weather of Hagai has still been witnessed.

  • Main sources of water for the month of August were Boreholes, water trucking, shallow wells, Earth pans, Rivers Daua, and underground water tanks.

  • Currently, over 100 centers are under water trucking in Mandera South, Banissa, Takaba, North, Lafey, and East sub counties with Takaba town among the areas water trucked.

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Kakuma Operational Update 11th – 17th September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 17th September 2014, Kakuma had received 43,253 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,210. As at 15th September 174,398 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA.

  • A delegation from WFP Ethiopia, UNHCR Ethiopia and the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) conducted a day mission to Kakuma.

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Marsabit County Drought Early Warning Bulletin for August 2014

Situation Overview

  • Rainfall received in Marsabit central amounted to 14.2 mm. Light showers of rainfall were reported in the lowland areas of Loiyangalani, Turbi and some parts of North Horr. Heavy downpour was received on 23rd and 24th in Dukana, Mt Kulal, Garwole, Sabarei, Qorqa, Darade, Bulukh, Ndoto ranges and Dosole. All the other areas reported no rainfall at all which is normal for this period.

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Embu County Drought Monthly and Early Warning Bulletin – August 2014

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Sunny weather prevailed most of the days of the month of August, with a few cloudy days. Light showers with minimal significance were experienced in the third week of the month. These were poorly distributed.

  • Land preparation activities such as bush clearing and tilling were the key agricultural activities amongst farmers in both livelihood zones of the semi-arid region of the county. This is in readiness for the October-December short rains.

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Meru County Drought Monthly Bulletin - August 2014

Situation Overview

  • Notable showers were noted during the last days of the month which is not normal. Amounts received were also above normal.

  • Declines in pasture and browse quality and quantity were noted this month compared to last month. Current conditions are not normal.

  • Average distances to grazing areas increased to 14 km compared to 12 km the previous month. Current distances are above normal.

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Moyale Sub-County Drought Monitoring Bulletin - August 2014

Situation Overview

  • Insignificant amount of rainfall was received in the month of August across Agro-pastoral and pastoral livelihood zones. The situation is above normal at this particular period of the year.

  • Quality and quantity of pasture and browse is poor and deteriorating when compared to the preceding month and is normal at this time of the year.

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Narok County Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Bulletin – August 2014

Situation overview

  • The overall early warning stage for the county is NORMAL, with a worsening trend. The long rains season performed poorly with late onset and early cessation. This affected production.

  • A total of about 28 mm of rainfall was received during the month, less than 31 mm received in the previous month. The rainfall was light with minimal impact on water availability and pasture/browse.

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Nyeri Kieni Sub-County Drought Monthly Bulletin for August 2014

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall of 30.67 mm was realised during the month accounting for over 300 percent long term averages.

  • Vegetation condition index of 50-110 was reported as compared to normal range of 35-50 in the larger Nyeri County. However, Kieni lowland registered poor vegetation status ranging between moderate to severe drought.

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Samburu County Drought Early Warning Bulletin – August 2014

Situation Overview

  • The County remained dry and hot in the first and second dekad of the month. However heavy, erratic continental rains started in the plateau in last dekad of the month. The Pastoral LZ also received light showers towards the end of the last dekad of the reporting month. Generally the county recorded an average of 36.16 mm of rainfall.