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27 Feb 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 993,006

Balance Requested: US$ 991,075

Geneva, 25 February 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Since more than 12 months hostilities have affected the South Sudanese population, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar. On the evening of the 15th December 2013 violence erupted in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. This violence has since prevailed.

23 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 19 February 2015, Kakuma had received 45,201 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 15 February, 180,138 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.7% of the registered population.

19 Feb 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

REGISTRATION

  • Only level 2 registration is done in Kakuma.

CHILD PROTECTION

18 Feb 2015 description
report Concern Worldwide

IDSUE: the Indicator Development for Surveillance of Urban Emergencies

How do we know when a situation has gone from chronic poverty to crisis in an urban slum?

17 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical indicators show usual fluctuations within expected seasonal ranges. The delayed onset and early ceasation of rainfall has impacted negatively on both crops and livestock productivity.

Two production indicators, all access indicators and one utilization indicator are outside the normal ranges for the period.

17 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

No rains were received rainfall received during the month under review and the situation was dry and hot.

Pasture and browse conditions continued to deteriorate

The county’s 3-monthly VCI indicated the county to be in severe drought band.

The county’s SPI was 0.17 which is normal. All sub-counties had SPI within 0 - 0.2 indicating a normal rainfall category.

17 Feb 2015 description
report UNAIDS

The First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, and UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luiz Loures visited a Beyond Zero mobile health clinic in Kibera, an unofficial settlement in Nairobi that is home to more than a million people.

13 Feb 2015 description

The safety of women and children is threatened in the Mathare area of Kenya. Women and children are vulnerable to constant disputes caused by crimes and tribal conflicts. Therefore, anti-crime patrolling parties are working in order to protect their safety.

Training for anti-crime patrolling parties

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Biophysical indicators show some unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range.

o No rainfall received in the month -below normal.
o The vegetation condition index VCI-3month is above normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of January was marked with dry and hot weather condition hence no rainfall received

  • The state of most water sources was good at a normal range of 4-5 but in declining trend

  • The vegetation condition index VCI-3month was 52 which was above normal range of 35-50

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall over January 2015. The OND rainfall was below normal. The Drought condition is severe.

  • Current Vegetation condition Index (VCI) was 25.89. This indicates severe drought conditions. Current VCI values are below LTA minimum thresholds.

  • Surface Water sources have dried up, underground yielding little water; borehole breakdowns make the situation worse in pastoral LZ.

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

The six months cumulative rainfall (Aug 2014 – Jan 2015) recorded 87.4 % of the long term average.
Water situation for January was below normal and declining

Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • 3-month VCI was 51.68 therefore classifying the county vegetation across all livelihood zones as very good and fell within the normal ranges an indication that the situation was on average normal.

  • 3-month SPI for the county was 0.29 classifying the county generally as wet.

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

  • Most physical indicators did not show any unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range

  • The vegetation condition index VCI-3month was 55.5 which was above the normal of <50.

  • The current SPI value was 0.04 which is within the normal range of -1 to 1

  • The state of water sources was near normal and improving at 4-5 compared to 5 normally.

Production indicators

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall had ceased in most parts of the county.

  • There was minimal or no rainfall was received in most parts of the county(57.8% of normal)

  • Average 3 month reported VCI for the county was 51 which was within the normal range.

  • Average 3-month SPI for the county was -0.41 which is within the normal range.

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

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

  • There was hardly any rainfall received within the month of January.

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of January was characterized by hot and dry weather conditions. Below normal rains were realised which were inadequate to support crop production and pasture regeneration.

  • Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) for the month stood at 48.49.

  • Pasture quality and quantity was below normal across all the livelihood zones.

11 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

  • Most physical indicators did not show unusual fluctuations outside the expected seasonal range, particularly in mixed farming livelihoods, except for pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods.

  • The vegetation condition index VCI-3month was 52.7 which was above the normal range of 35-50.

  • The current SPI value was 0.2 which implied a normal situation.