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27 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • While the overall nutrition situation is showing improvement in coastal, North West and South East Counties with an expected decrease in the acutely malnourished children requiring treatment, the nutrition situation is expected to worsen in Isiolo, Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties as a result of poor rains. The total caseload for acutely malnourished children requiring treatment in the ASAL and urban areas is expected to decrease from 304,083 as of February 2015 driven by improvements observed across ASAL counties.

27 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

As at 23 July 2015, Kakuma had received 46,315 asylum seekers from South Sudan. 77 new arrivals were received from Nadapal during the reporting week. As at 22 July, 184,153 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50% of the total camp population.

27 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • 15,590 Identified unaccompanied minors
  • 12 Households provided with cash grants in year 2014
  • 188,120 NFIs distributed since January
  • 531 Shelters distributed since January
21 Jul 2015 description

Kakamega, Kenya, 20 July 2015—It was dawn of a new era for pupils of Matete Primary School in Western Kenya after UN-Habitat in partnership with the Royal Kingdom of Thailand together with the County Government of Kakamega handed over the just completed Water, Sanitation and Hygiene “WASH” facilities to the institution last week.

The “WASH” project is benefiting over 1,000 pupils in both in Matete Primary and Renja Primary schools. The project was established to accomplish the following objectives:

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received enhanced rainfall especially in the highlands with a temporal distribution of 18 to 24 days in 30 days measured. This translated to a margin of 13% above the lower limit of the normal range. However, selected sites such as Orwa, Chepkobe and Konyao continue receiving depressed rains.

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

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

  • Pasture and browse conditions are good in about 50% of the county and fair in the rest of the county with a slight deterioration reported in pockets of areas in Wajir West, North and East.

  • The overall vegetation condition declined slightly, as shown by the 3-month VCI decline from a value of 46.4 to 43.79

10 Jul 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 June 2015 was 48 which was an increase from 47 of May 2015, this is within the normal ranges across the sub counties.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

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

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • A dry spell persisted across all livelihood zones with hot temperatures and dusty atmosphere in the entire month of June.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 55 illustrating very positive trend with Tharaka north and Tharaka south sub-counties above normal ranges for the period.

  • The state of water sources was good to fair in the period under review attributed to flowing rivers.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

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

  • There were heavy rainfall received within the early month of June.

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The percentage of average rainfall is 44.7% below normal range of 80 – 120%.

  • The VCI is 56.49 which indicate vegetation is above the normal range of 35 - 50.

  • The current water situation is within the normal range.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • The condition of Pasture and browse is good.

  • Current livestock body condition is good due to reduced distances to pasture, browse and water sources.

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county is at Normal stage with low drought risk.

  • The average rainfall recorded was 49.7 mm which was below normal ranges.

  • The Vegetation cover for the county improved from last month average of 35.59 to 43.07 as measured by Vegetation Condition Index (VCI). Water was available and accessible though water levels at some source have gone down.

Socio economic indicators details

10 Jul 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) of above 60

  • Normal river flows continued being reported while Water holding structures held sufficient volumes.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

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

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification JANUARY EW PHASE

Biophysical Indicators

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

  • The vegetation condition index (VCI-3month) showed a rapid improvement of 51.41 connoting vegetation condition above normal.

  • The state of water sources was normal (5).

Socio-Economic (Impact) Indicators

Production indicators

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Environmental indicators show unusual fluctuations. Cessation of the long rains was in the first dekad of June which was late. Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) for the month of June was 35.35 which is below normal and depicts no drought in Moyale. Forage condition is good in Agro-pastoral and fair in Pastoral livelihood zones.

  • The current state of water is at level 4 which is normal at this time of the year. Water pan is the main source of water.

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was received in June across the county.

  • Main sources of Water were pans and dams, boreholes and shallow wells.

  • Pasture and browse condition has slightly improved across the County except a few areas in North Horr and Laisamis (deteriorated) compared to last month as supported by Vegetation Condition Index (VCI).

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase

Classification Biophysical Indicators Biophysical indicators

  • No rains received in all parts of the County during the month of June.

  • The 3-month Vegetation Condition index for the County was 38.38 indicating no droughts. Mandera East and North sub counties had a VCI of 24.2 and 32.4 respectively indicating moderate drought.The other four sub counties had normal VCI

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

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was received over the last one month.

  • Major water sources for the county during the month were Traditional River wells, Shallow wells, pans and dams ,Natural rivers ,Springs and Boreholes, accounting for 56%, 11%, 11%, 11% , 5% and 6% respectively which is normal around this time.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The six months cumulative rainfall (January – June) was 589.1 mm compared to 265.9 mm long term. This was 121.5% more of the long term average.

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

Production Indicators

  • No livestock out migration was reported in June.

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

10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall received over June 2015.The drought condition worsened compared to last month.

  • Pasture condition worsened compared to last month. Current Vegetation condition Index (VCI) was 25.VCI declined by value of 6 compared to 31 of May.

  • Water sources declined compared to last month since most pans did not impound water .Main rivers dried this month.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)