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28 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

According to the World Health Organization, diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five. Contaminated water is often to blame. Chlorine dispensers installed next to communal water sources are cost-effective means of providing access to safe water treatment. But people have to use the dispensers to treat the water they’ve just drawn. There is limited evidence on what works in expanding the use of chlorine dispensers in cost-effective and sustainable ways.

26 Aug 2015 description

LATEST KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • As of June 31st 2015, 533 SGBV cases were reported as compared to 623 reported at the end of June 2014. The reported cases depicted a decrease in reported incidences by 14.4% affecting women (96.2%), men (3.7%) and children (8.6%), with majority cases being women and girls. 100% of survivors received psychosocial counselling.

24 Aug 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

People living in Al-Shabaab-prone areas of Milimani, Basuba, Mangai, Mararani and Kiangwe in Lamu East wants the government to intervene to ensure their children receive polio vaccination.

Over 400 children from the region could not receive the vaccination after the first round of the vaccination kicked off early August due to insecurity.

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 20 August 2015, Kakuma had received 46,566 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The activities at the border resumed and LWF staff are at the transit centre receiving the new arrivals from South Sudan. A total of 71 individuals from south Sudan were received during the reporting period.
21 Aug 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP's assistance in Kenya focuses on the most food insecure people living in chronically poor and marginalised areas where development lags markedly behind the rest of the country. WFP is currently providing food assistance in Kenya through a hybrid of transfer modalities of food and cash.

16 Aug 2015 description

As of 16th August 2015, the overall registered population in Kakuma Refugee Camp stood at 181,756 (a slight reduction from the end of June 2015 figure(184,850) which is attributed to the inactivation of HR1 individuals who did not show up for the SIM equipping exercise during the 1st Cycle of July '15 food distribution. The individuals may be re-activated once they present themselves at the registration desk upon return to Kakuma R. Camp).

13 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

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

  • There were hardly any rainfall received within month of July.

13 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The vegetation cover slightly reduced as indicated by reducing average vegetation condition index value from 62.24 to 53.25 for the county average. All sub counties are in the normal condition category and no drought. The lowest recorded is 46.03 for balambala and the highest is 60.8 for Lagdera.

  • The state of water sources at5 as most water pans have water though on high use.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

12 Aug 2015 description

BACKGROUND

Kambioos is the newest of the five Dadaab camps. It was established in August 2011 and officially recognized by the Kenyan government in January 2013. The camp was originally planned for a population of 100,000 and can help reduce the population pressure in other camps. Relocation of people from the overcrowded outskirts of Hagadera has started and Kambioos has been receiving urban refugee from Nairobi.

12 Aug 2015 description

BACKGROUND

Hagadera was established in 1992 and is the largest and third oldest camp in the Dadaab operation. The camp has one of the biggest markets in the region and a dynamic economy.

12 Aug 2015 description

BACKGROUND

Established in 1991, Ifo is the oldest of the five refugee camps in Dadaab, currently accommodating refugees from ten countries. Due to the influx of new arrivals fleeing war and famine in Somalia in 2010/11, the neighbouring Ifo 2 camp was established in 2011 to decrease population pressure in Ifo.

12 Aug 2015 description

BACKGROUND

Ifo 2 is one of the newest refugee camps in Dadaab. It was opened in July 2011, to decongest Ifo and Dagahaley camps. Ifo 2 is divided into two sub-camps, Ifo 2 East and Ifo 2 West, and demarcated into 18 sections comprising of four to nine blocks each.

12 Aug 2015 description

BACKGROUND

Dagahaley camp was established in March 1992. For 14 years, the camp had a population of about 30,000. Between 2006 and 2011 new arrivals settled spontaneously in the outskirts of the camp. In 2011, most of the population in the Dagahaley outskirts moved to the new Ifo 2 camp. Currently, an estimated 1,000 households are living in the outskirts and are provided with WASH services.

12 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Vegetation Condition Index values remained at above 50. However, pastures were highly depleted in Kieni low lands due to poor pasture regeneration and overgrazing.

  • Rivers registered normal flows while water holding structures were at 50 percent capacity.
    Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Livestock had fair body condition with a score of 3 compared to a score of 4 to 5 normally.

12 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • During the month, the county experienced depressed rainfall especially in the lowlands with a temporal distribution of only 8days on average in 30 days measured. That translated to a margin of 9% below the lower limit of the normal range. This led to maize wilting especially in the pastoral zone.

  • Vegetation condition remained fairly good as evidenced by the VCI-3month of66.3.However, that of Pokot north and central deteriorated slightly.