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15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county got some off-season rains in January.

  • Forage condition was moderate but on a declining trend. Kajiado South having severe vegetation deficit.

Production and Access Indicators

  • Cattle were thin and their fore ribs visible across the county. Households had no food stocks in all livelihoods.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of January was characterized by an alternating occurrence of cloud cover. Isiolo Central received a rainfall of about 4.5mm.

  • The 3-Month Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) deteriorated into extreme vegetation deficit

  • The condition of pasture and browse was poor in a greater proportion of the county as most grazing areas are depleted and bare.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: No rainfall was received in the month under review across the livelihood zones.

  • Vegetation condition: 3-months Vegetation Condition Index for the month under review was 24.68 depicting significant vegetation deterioration and shifted from normal vegetation deficit band in December to moderate vegetation deficit strap in the month under review. Forage condition is fair-poor across the livelihood zones.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • There was no rainfall reported during the month and is normal for this period of the month.

  • The average greenness for the county as per the vegetation condition index for 3 month continue to decrease and is currently is at 16.31 indicating severe vegetation deficit category.

  • The current average vegetation condition index is below the normal range of >35

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: Below normal rainfall was received in the region in the month of January.

  • Vegetation Condition: The vegetation condition is normal for both Mbeere North and Mbeere South. The pasture and browse condition was good to fair in both livelihood zones, with some pockets in marginal mixed farming zone recording poor pasture condition.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • January remained generally dry across all livelihood zones with no off-season showers that are normally expected.

  • The lack of rainfall led to deterioration in vegetation conditions with the 3-month Vegetation Condition Index registering noteworthy declines. Declines were also noted in pastures especially in the Agro-pastoral livelihood zone.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicator

The County is currently experiencing severe vegetation deficit.

Rainfall:

  • The county has mainly remained dry in this month. However average of 1.5 mm of rain were received in the delta region.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: Normal-Worsening

Biophysical Indicators

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

  • Below average rainfall was received in the month of January 2018.

  • The January Vegetation Condition Index values for Baringo County are still above normal ranges but on deteriorating trend.

  • The Water level in water pans are below normal at 4(70%-35%)

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of January was characterised by interval of Sunny, dry and hot weather. No actual rainfall was recorded in the county during that month. However, the atmospheric precipitation for the 1st,2nd and 3rd dekad of January was below the long term average.

  • There was a moderate deficit in vegetation cover during the month of January which decreased from that of the previous month.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Dry weather conditions prevailed over most parts of Kieni, apart from localised pockets in high attitude areas that received off season showers.

  • Vegetation condition was below normal across all the livelihood zones.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Crops at the farms have wilted due to lack of rains.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: The county recorded trace amounts of rainfall.

  • The state of water sources is fair and below the normal range.

  • Vegetation: The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) is above normal with a downward trend.

  • Pasture is tending to poor condition with browse being fair.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Sunny, dry and hot weather conditions prevailed throughout the month with erratic and depressed showers in marginal pockets.

  • Vegetation cover deteriorated across the county but remained slightly above normal threshold except for Samburu east.

  • Water levels for both open and underground sources have declined attributed to high daytime temperatures resulting to high evaporations and lack of rainfall for recharge.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county received off season rains in the first dekad of the month under review.

  • The rains were minimal and were experienced both in the highlands and lowlands.

  • The pasture and browse condition is good to fair and on a deteriorating trend.

  • Vegetation condition index is below normal depicting moderate vegetation deficit.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall Report

The County did not receive any rainfall during the month, however most of the days was categorised by hot, sunny weather during the day.

Vegetation condition: Situation of browse and pasture in the county remained to be fair, though there are zones that ranges from fair to poor.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • County received trace rainfall across all livelihood zones in the first and second dekads, with poor spatial and temporal distribution. The ongoing dry spell is likely to worsen the precipitation conditions.

15 Feb 2018 description

Nairobi, 15 February 2018- Sometimes, the choices migrants make is dependent on the information, or lack of it, that is available to them. Being informed in a timely and accessible manner remains vital if migrants are to make the right or informed decisions. To ensure this, IOM, the UN Migration Agency has rolled out a mobile app called MigApp to empower migrants in East and Horn of Africa.

14 Feb 2018 description

37,806 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.

1,016 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period

2,966 Refugees reached with human rights awareness campaign during the reporting period

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

286,256 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 January 2018.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 204,247 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 25 January 2018

13 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

Violence against children affects more than 1.7 billion children every year, in every community and every country. Children are being subjected to violence in their communities, schools and homes – the very places they should feel the most secure and safe. Violence is devastating for children, affecting their health, obstructing their education and diminishing their chances for a life free from poverty and discrimination. The impact of violence goes beyond the individual children, affecting families and communities, slowing economic development and eroding human and social capital.

12 Feb 2018 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops, and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night. Its modality of introduction along with its biological and ecological adaptation across Africa are still speculative.

12 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of the end of cholera outbreak in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Angola