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21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • 14,960
    identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
  • 86
    households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
  • 1,288,598
    NFIs distributed since January 2015
  • 2,931
    shelters distributed since January 2015

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 562,357

Funding

USD 226,880,884 requested

20 Jul 2016 description
report ActionAid

From this week, stark images of girls in Kenya will be cutting into adverts and video screens across the country. The images are part of a campaign we're launching with ActionAid Kenya to highlight how some girls' lives are being brutally cut short by FGM - whether through the immediate risks or the longer term impact.

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: NORMAL

Biophysical Indicators

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The current average vegetation condition index for the county is 39.61 which is above the threshold of >35 but the sub counties of Dadaab, balambala and township are moderate to severe vegetation deficit condition.

  • Dry and hot weather condition prevailed in the entire county in the month under

  • Water sources currently in use are boreholes, River Tana, spring, and few water pans

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators*

  • No rainfall received in June 2016.It is a long dry period, rainfall is not expected till October. The April-May long rains were below normal across the entire livelihood zone.

  • The current county average vegetation condition index (VCI) for June is same as last month (May) which is below the normal threshold.

  • Current water Boreholes and rivers. Most pans and rivers had dried up.

Emerging issues;

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall in June performed less than the long term average by about 20%.
  • Water was available and accessible but the distances to water source had started increasing.
  • The county vegetation greenness was above the normal range with pasture situation expected to deteriorate from good to fair by the next one month.

Production Indicators

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought situation and phase classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • On average the county received 32 mm of rainfall which was 57% lower than the long term mean.

  • State of water sources in the county during the month under review remained normal.

  • On average pasture and browse condition ranged between fair to good across the county.

  • The county average 3-month VCI decreased when compared to the previous month from 37.58 to 35.84

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators*

  • No rainfall was received in June and this is normal for this time of the year.

  • The vegetation condition for the month was normal (VCI 40.79) except in Ikutha Sub County where the vegetation condition ranged from fair to poor (VCI 32.1).

Socio Economic Indicators

  • Crop condition ranged from fair to poor and below normal

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall report

  • The total amount of rainfall in the livestock farming livelihood zone was 167.3 mm for a total of 17 rainy days and 401.1 mm for a total of 29 rainy days in the mixed farming livelihood zone.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) is 47.3 which is below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall report: Onset of rainfall in the County was on 4th week of April which continued to the month of June. A total of 66.18 mm of rainfall was received in the County for the month of June.

  • Vegetation condition: The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was 49.83 in the month of June, indicating normal vegetation condition for the Entire County which was an increase from that of the previous month of 46. 69.

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Generally the month was characterized by hot and sunny days, Cold nights and in some days light showers were experienced.

  • Quantity and quality of Pasture and browse was fair in Mixed Farming zones and poor in Marginal mixed farming livelihood zones.

  • The average VCI index for the county was 44.17

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rains were received in all sub counties during the month under review.
  • Vegetation condition; the 3-month Vegetation Condition index for the County was 58.67 classifying it as Normal vegetation greenness.
  • Water situation is normal in all sub counties.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall report: 5.2 mm of rainfall was received around Mt Marsabit and its close environs and 6.8 mm was received in Moyale Township which is within normal ranges. This was mainly light showers and traced rainfall during the last dekad.

  • Vegetation condition; Pasture and browse condition is good in agro pastoral livelihood and good to fair in pastoral livelihood

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: Minimal amount of rainfall was received in the 1 st and 2nd dekad of the month in the county.

  • Vegetation condition: Pasture and browse conditions remained stable and above normal across the two livelihoods in the county.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

 Rainfall: The off-season performed dismally irrespective of better performance of the preceding long rains.  A total of 22 mm of rainfall was recorded in 3 rainy days received in the third dekad of the month.  Rainfall was poorly distributed in the county.  Vegetation condition: The vegetation condition was 63.08, indicating good vegetation condition in the county, despite the dry spell experienced.

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Most parts of the county received showers during the last dekad of June averaging to 56.5 mm.

  • Vegetation cover improved compared to last month as a result of cumulative effects of showers received since April and early May though vegetation in Samburu East is still depressed

  • Recharge level of both ground and surface water sources had declined but is expected to improved as a result of the ongoing showers.

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

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

Rainfall:

  • Negligible rainfall was received in the month of June where on average the county received 2.33

  • The vegetation condition. The 3-month VCI reduced in June and shows that the County vegetation condition is within moderate vegetation deficit at 28.21

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of June was marked with hot daytime temperatures and dry weather condition.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 49 indicative of normal vegetation greenness.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators.