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20 Jan 2017 description

Kakuma, 3 January 2017 – Children in the context of a refugee camp, an urban setting, or any other location around the world fall into a category of individuals who are extremely vulnerable. Simply looking at their status in the world will identify that. They are unable to make decisions on their own, and have to depend on others in order to survive. All individuals need psychosocial support for their wellbeing.

20 Jan 2017 description

For a long time, no person in Kenya suffered the devastating disability that is caused by polio. In fact, the only reminder in the early 2000s was the victims in the streets of Nairobi, many of whom had been paralyzed as children and adults. Their lives were ravaged by this terrible, vaccine-preventable disease.

19 Jan 2017 description

By Noella Musundi, Kenya Red Cross

As drought bites harder in Kenya, affected communities have been losing their cattle. As part of its response, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has embarked on an exercise that aims to destock weak cattle by buying cows, goats and sheep from willing pastoralists, at an agreed price of 15,000 Kenya shillings (141 US dollars) per cow; and 5,000 Kenya shillings (48 US dollars) for goats and sheep.

The Kenya Red Cross then uses the purchased animals to produce meat that is distributed to vulnerable households.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By GODFREY OUNDOH

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.

18 Jan 2017 description
report GAVI Alliance

*Organisations to collaborate on addressing supply chain challenges to improve developing country access to life-saving vaccines

Test programme announced with Kenyan Health Ministry: DHL and Gavi to provide efficient transport management solution for vaccine distribution*

Davos, Switzerland, 18 January 2017 - Deutsche Post DHL Group, the leading global mail and logistics company, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, today announced a global partnership to help improve vaccine supply chains in developing countries.

17 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Destocking is an exercise that the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has taken up -through funding from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), with an aim of supporting drought affected communities who are currently losing their cattle due to the biting drought that has hit various parts of the country.

The exercise that has so far taken place in the North Eastern and Coast regions, kicked off in December 2016.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall-No rainfall received over the month of December 2016.The Oct-Nov-Dec 2016 rain which started in the 2nd Dekad did not progress to December.OND rainfall failed in pastoral zone and depressed in Agro pastoral areas.

Vegetation condition-The current county average vegetation condition index (VCI 3 month) for December is 17.The VCI Isiolo North and Isiolo South is 17 respectively. The VCI values indicate severe vegetation deficit.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was received in the lowland areas of the county in December. For instance, Nasukuta rainfall station recorded nil with the cumulative rainfall for the 6-month period (JulyDecember) being 55% of the normal for the same period.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Poor rains was received for all livelihood zones in the county during the third week of the month. It was a poor start of the season and below normal.

  • Pasture and browse condition is moderate in a few areas the county but poor in most areas. The condition is below normal.

  • The County State of Water is declining in main water sources in most areas. This is below normal.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month was characterized with poor temporal and uneven spatial distribution of rains. The amount of rainfall received was below normal.

  • Tharaka was in the extreme vegetation deficit band at thresholds of 9.7.

  • The water availability was below normal for the period with a declining trend.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicator

The County is currently experiencing severe vegetation deficit due to the poor performance of the OND seasonal rains. Generally, extensive vegetation has not regenerated to the normal and most parts of the county remain bare.

Rainfall:

  • The rains received in this month were below the normal average. The temporal and spatial distribution was also poor. On average the county received 8.83 mm of rainfall.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: NORMAL

Biophysical Indicators

  • The biophysical indicators show unusual fluctuations from the expected seasonal range.

  • Below normal rainfall of 5.00 mm received within the month of December, which is below average at this time of the year.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Cessation was earlier than usual occurring in the first week of December with few areas receiving between one to three days intermittent showers with areas around Maralal recording one day rainfall of 2.1 mm as measured by rain gauge in Maralal KFS compound.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of December registered depressed rains that were of poor distribution in time and space. Rains were only realized for two to four days. Cessation of the seasonal rains was on time by the third week of December.

  • The vegetation condition index for the month stood at 46.42 a decline from last month. Poor pasture conditions was observed across livelihood zones.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The average vegetation condition index for the county remained within the severe vegetation deficit of 11.65 - The current average is below the normal range of >35 - The Sub county of Ijara remained in the extreme vegetation deficit category.

  • The other five sub counties are in the severe vegetation deficit category.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation

Biophysical Indicators

  • The short rains started late and ceased early. The amount of rainfall was below normal and duration of rainfall was short.

  • In December the amount of rain was about 40% of the normal.

  • The County was in moderate vegetation deficit and was expected to deteriorate continually for the next three months.

  • Distances to water sources were longer than the long term average and was steadily increasing.

13 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought situation and phase classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • On average the county received only 22 mm of rainfall which was insignificant for any season’s activities.

  • State of water sources in the county during the month under review was 3 (indicating inadequacy).

  • On average pasture condition remained poor across most livelihood zones.

  • County vegetation condition recorded worst ever 3-month VCI of -11.82 (extreme vegetation deficit).