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29 Jun 2015 description
report Adeso

Kenya has made significant strides in improving its education system in recent years. Since primary education was made free and compulsory in 2003, primary school enrolment rates have increased across most of the country, however, progress has been slower in some northern regions such as Marsabit County.

26 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • As at 25 June 2015, Kakuma had received 46,235 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 21 June 184,527 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.

24 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Most bio-physical indicators were within normal ranges

  • The vegetation condition index VCI-3month was 38.54 compared to the normal of 50.

  • The SPI was calculated at 0.53 compared to a normal of - 0.3

  • The state of water sources was normal at 5.

Production indicators

24 Jun 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 May was 115.8% which was good and within the normal range. However, in Medina area 100 people have been affected by floods and 10 households have lost their shelter. Therefore, there is need for necessary intervention to cushion their livelihood.

24 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall received has seen a decline 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, shallow wells, pans and dams ,natural rivers ,springs and boreholes, accounting for 46%, 16%, 14%, 11% , 8% and 5% respectively which is normal around this time.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

24 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

Biophysical indicators

  • Rains received in all parts of the County during the first week of the month of May

  • The 3-month Vegetation Condition index for the County was 37.25 indicating no droughts. Mandera East sub county had 24.6 indicating moderate drought

  • There are forty two centres including schools with water stress and is water being trucked by the County Government.

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

24 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The 3 months Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) show a positive progress in the entire county. Mbeere north and Mbeere south recovered from moderate drought, the current VCI values are 54 in Mbeere north and 41.26 in Mbeere south sub-counties.

24 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

24 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Biophysical and environmental indicators show no unusual fluctuations. Rainfall received in May was above normal and unevenly distributed spatially.
    Cumulative rainfall received led to significant forage rejuvenation and recharge of water reservoirs.

  • Standard precipitation index of 0.56 exhibits above normal rainfall received in May.

  • Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) for the month of May was 36.79 which is below normal and depicts no drought in Moyale.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The temporal and spatial distribution of rainfall during the month under review was better in comparison to April with some sites such as Chepnyal in Sook having up to 13 wet days. However, depressed in amount.

  • The vegetation condition improved drastically during the month as evidenced by the VCI-3month of 48.89

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received normal to below normal rainfall in the MarchApril-May rainy season which was fairly distributed in temporal and spatial distribution. Most of the rains were received in April.

  • Pasture and browse conditions improved in about 65% of the county while the rest was reported and observed to be deteriorating.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county had a good pasture and browse condition. This was shown by the vegetation condition index (VCI)-3 month in the county for May 2015 was 47 which was an increase from 27 of April 2015, this is within the normal ranges across the sub counties.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • May 2015, livestock migration pattern was minimal and within the normal grazing routes to wet grazing areas.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of May was characterized by short and erratic rainfall recorded in various parts of the county in the first and second dekad.

  • Recorded amount of rainfall received was 106 mm for an average of 3 rainy days from 6 recording stations.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 49 illustrating Very positive trend with Tharaka north and Tharaka south sub-counties within normal ranges for the period.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

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

  • There were little rainfall received within the month of May but more received within early June.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The percentage of average rainfall is 46.8% below normal range of 80 – 120%.

  • The VCI is 39.42 which indicate vegetation is within the normal range of 35 - 50.

  • The current water situation is within the normal range. Most water sources have recharged.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • The condition of Pasture and browse is good.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The average precipitation for the period under review was 0.43 for the county compared with 0.36 recorded in April with Samburu East recording 0.38 as measured by Standard Precipitation Index (SPI).

  • The rangeland conditions improved from 17.53 in last month up to 40.77 as measured by Vegetation Condition Index (VCI).

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Pasture and browse conditions were good as indicated by the vegetation condition index (VCI) which at stood 47.2

  • Rivers recorded normal flows while Water holding structures held sufficient volumes.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Livestock continued exhibiting fair body conditions of 3 score as compared to 4-5 normally.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The biophysical indicators were returning to usual fluctuations within the expected seasonal ranges, in all livelihoods.

  • The vegetation condition index (VCI-3month) showed a rapid improvement.

  • The state of water sources was getting normal; about 4.5 compared to 5 normally.

Socio-Economic (Impact) Indicators

Production indicators