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27 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • At least 100 children under five have also been admitted to the hospital.

  • “We have talked all to nurses who were away to resume duty due to the high number of children being admitted each day,” he said Tuesday.

  • “I call on patients to utilise the drugs we have given them and those who feel symptoms persisting should not hesitate to pay us a visit,” he added.

By BENSON AMADALA

26 May 2015 description

Current Conditions: Regional Highlight

• Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in parts of Sudan, western & central Ethiopia, agricultural areas of Uganda, western Kenya, southwest South Sudan, northern Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi but stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most pastoral areas;

• Crisis and emergency food insecurity remains a concern mostly in DRC, CAR and conflict-affected states of South Sudan, parts of NE Kenya, NE Ethiopia, some districts in Karamoja, Darfur in Sudan, IDP sites in Somalia;

26 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 21 May 2015, Kakuma had received 45,852 asylum seekers from South Sudan.

  • As at 17 May, 183,492 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.

UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS

Operational Context  UNHCR continued to conduct border monitoring visits to Nadapal three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) to ensure that asylum seekers received at the border have unhindered access to asylum and are treated humanely.

26 May 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

NAIROBI, May 23 2015 (IPS) - Acute watery diarrhoea is a major killer of young children but misunderstanding over the benefits of fluid treatment is preventing many Kenyan parents from resorting to this life-saving technique and threatening to reverse the strides that the country has made in child health.

24 May 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 Good rainfall was received in the month -above normal. o The vegetation condition index VCI-3month is below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

  • There are decreased livestock migrations in search of water and pasture. Minimum security related/restricted animals movements were reported.

23 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The vegetation cover improved as indicated by the vegetation condition index value that increased from 15.66 in March to 29.1 in April. The county average improved from severe drought category to moderate drought condition category. all sub counties have shown improvement with least improved being Dadaab with a value of 18 in severe drought condition category .and highest was fafi at 32

23 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Moderate rainfall which was unevenly distributed was received in the month under review.

  • Most of the water pans/dams and natural ponds are filled up with substantial volume of water that was anticipated to last for four months. The state of the water sources was normal and recorded at 5which was within the normal range of 4-5

  • The vegetation condition index (VCI) for 3months was 39.6 which was within the normal range of 35-50

23 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Depressed 2-3 day rainfall received over April .Rainfall was fair in isiolo central poor in all other areas.

  • Pasture condition slightly improved. Current Vegetation condition Index (VCI) was 16.6. Current VCI increased by a value of 5.6 compared to 11 (March 2015).

  • Water sources improved in all livelihood zones. Pans did not impound water in oldonyiro, merti, sericho and kinna.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

23 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The six months cumulative rainfall (Nov 2014 – April 2015) was 417.6 mm. This was 19.1% more of the long term average.

  • The water situation in the county was described as adequate.

Production Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • No livestock out migration was reported in April.

  • Cattle body condition was fair while that of goats and sheep was good.

  • Milk production was 2.6 liters per day per household.

23 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Water availability was normal since water pans were recharged by the long rains. The water quality on the other hand was low since the surface run off that recharged the pans, ponds and rivers is prone to contamination. State of water sources was scored an index of 4 indicating normalcy water availability.

23 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • During the month the county received rains whose temporal distribution was fair and spatial distribution even except in Mwingi North Sub County where flash floods were reported

  • The rate of pasture and natural vegetation regeneration is good except in Kitui Rural and Kitui South Sub Counties

  • Most open surface water facilities have recharged and communities were able to access water at near distances

Socio economic Indicators

23 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Most bio-physical showed some fluctuations outside expected seasonal norms.

  • The vegetation condition index VCI-3month was 27.88 compared to the normal of 40-50.

  • The state of water sources was below normal at 4 compared to 5 normally.

Production indicators

  • The milk production levels were above-average at 140 750-ml bottles compared to a long-term average of 80-85.
    Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

23 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The percentage average rainfall to that of the long term average for the month of April was 41.60% which was fair but below the normal range.

  • The vegetation condition was normal and improving as shown by the VCI index of 42.05 which was within the normal range. For Lamu East Sub County, which comprises of Fisheries and Mixed Farming livelihood Zone,VCI was 38.28 which was still within the normal range hence there was no Agricultural Drought in April.

22 May 2015 description
report Adeso

Members of the environmental club at Nomadic Girls Boarding Primary School in Kalacha, Marsabit Count in Kenya, were excited when their new vegetable garden produced its first harvest of kale and spinach. The girls donated their first harvest to the school kitchen to supplement the evening meal for 700 pupils, creating palpable excitement in the school dining hall.

22 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • This follows a boycott of work by some teachers due to insecurity in the north eastern region.

  • Many teachers, including those recently recruited, have not reported to their work stations, affecting the teaching of a number of subjects.

  • Despite having engaged Form Four leavers to fill the gap, students are not getting quality teaching.

  • The insecurity experienced along the border towns has made it difficult for the educational officers to carry out their duties.

21 May 2015 description

When Eric Muraguri noticed women collecting chicken byproduct parts outside a Nairobi poultry processing plant where he worked, he decided to start a service to provide safe and affordable protein to some of Kenya’s poorest people.

At the time, Muraguri was working at the largest poultry company in East Africa. Today he is the founder of Chicken Choice, with nine shops, or “bandas,” across Kenya supplying affordable chicken products suitable for human consumption. Muraguri’s target market comprises mainly women and children, who are the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

20 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall received has seen a significant increase over the last one month.

  • The rainfall received so far is within normal range.

  • Major water sources for the county during the month were traditional wells, natural rivers, pans and dams ,shallow wells, boreholes and springs, accounting for 38%, 19%, 16%, 4% , 8% and 5% respectively which is normal around this time.

20 May 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rains received in all parts of the County though below normal during the month of April

  • The 3-month Vegetation Condition index for the County was 15.39 indicating savere droughts in all subcounties.

  • Few earthpans had recharged and congestion around the boreholes has eased.

  • All the biophysical indicators were outside the expected normal range.

Socio economic indicators