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26 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 21st January 2015, Kakuma had received 44,953 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the camp population to 179,714. As at 17th January, 178,977 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.5% of the registered population.

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).

12 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 31st December 2014, Kakuma had received 45,627 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,396. As at 31st December 178,079 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.4% of the registered population.

12 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rains recieved during the month of December

  • The Vegetation Condition index for 3 month was 41.42 indicating no drought except Mandera South Sub County with a VCI of 32.25 showing a mild drought.All the other five subcounties are within normal range.

  • The states of water sources are normal though water trucking in some areas is being undertaken by the County Goverment in areas of Mandera South, Banisa and Norh sub Counties.

12 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall received in Mt Marsabit and its close environs were 117 mm which is within the normal LTA.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) at 26.48 is within the normal range and explains the decreasing quality and quantity of pasture.

  • Pans and dams have recharged reducing distance to water sources as well as waiting time.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

12 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Biophysical indicators depict a bleak situation since the short rains were below normal coupled by early cessation and poor distribution both spatially and temporally.

  • The 3-monthly Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) for the month of December was 24.49 which exhibited moderate drought for Moyale but was within the normal range but below normal.

11 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Bioical Indicators

  • Vegetation condition index VCI-3 for the month is 56.58 within the normal ranges across the livelihoods. The VCI was above the normal average.

  • The county water availability is normal for the period

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • In December 2014, the livestock migration pattern was minimal however within the normal.

  • The livestock body condition was good (4) during the month was between value 4-5.

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

  • December was marked with poor rainfall amounts compared to November. As the seasonal metrological forecast of short dry spell set in.

  • The recorded amount of rainfall received was 81.84 mm for an average of 2 rainy days from 6 recording stations.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 32.67 illustrating moderate drought.

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.

11 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The percentage of average rainfall is 63% below normal range of 80 – 120%.

  • The VCI is 38.20 which indicate vegetation is within the normal range of 35 - 50.

  • The current water situation is within the normal range.
    Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Pasture and water is readily available at normal distances.

11 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

The county is at Normal phase with medium drought risk. The average rainfall received was 23.67 mm which was below the normal expected ranges. The vegetation condition index for the overall county was 40.24 an indication of no drought.

11 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Season rains remained depressed in the range of 0-10 percent of normal.

  • Pasture quality and quantity was on a deteriorating trend as realised rains were inadequate to support its development.

  • Access to water for domestic and household use was good due to enhanced flows. Distances to water sources have also reduced.
    Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)