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26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of December received below normal rains that were poorly distributed in time and space. Cessation of the OND rains was by the first dekad of December.

  • Vegetation condition index for the month stood at 64.84. This is indicative of above normal vegetation condition greenness.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County experienced minimal rainfall during the Month under review.

  • The vegetation condition Index VCI-3Month) was 52.35 in the month of December showing a decrease from 56.62 in November.

  • The VCI indicated vegetation condition greenness that was above normal. The overall drought phase in the county was normal in December.

Socio Economic Indicators

Production indicators

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • In December 2017, the county got some rains which were unevenly distributed.

  • County had moderate vegetation deficit with Kajiado South having severe vegetation deficit.

  • Pasture did not regenerate in Kajiado Central, West and parts of South.

Production and Access Indicators

  • Cattle body condition remained poor in most pastoral areas.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Dry weather conditions predominantly engulfed for the major part of the month with depressed showers in marginal pockets.

  • Foliage significantly improved across the livelihood zones with vegetation greenness ranging between above normal and normal as measured by VCI.

  • Recharge level for the open surface water sources is relatively exhibiting declining trends due to high daytime temperatures resulting to high evaporations.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Onset was on the third dekad of October to 1st dekad of November while cessation was on the second to third dekad of December countywide.

  • The average 3 month VCI was 35.49 implying normal vegetation greenness for the County.

  • Quantity and quality of pasture was good across all the livelihood zones.

  • State of water sources was normal for the period under review.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county received light showers in the month under review.

  • The rains were uneven and poor in regard to spatial and temporal distribution respectively.

  • The rains improved pasture and browse condition plus recharge of water sources.

  • Vegetation condition index stood at 36.27 depicting normal vegetation greenness.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicator

The County is currently experiencing severe vegetation deficit.
Rainfall:

  • The cessation of the seasonal rains was experienced in the second dekad of this month. The onset of the rains was late and the cessation came earlier than expected. Poor rainfall amounts were received. The spatial and temporal distribution was also poor. The pastoral region in the hinterlands has barely received these downpours.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Normal-to-above normal rainfall amounts were received in both livelihood zones.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index was above-normal at 63.18.

  • The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body condition was normal at this time of the year.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: There was no rainfall received during the month.
  • State of water sources are within the normal range but declining.
  • Vegetation: The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) is above normal but on downward trend.
  • Condition of pasture and browse remains normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators Rainfall Report

Wajir County did not receive any rainfall during the month under review, though most of the days was characterised by hot, sunny, dry weather during the day and Cold at night.
Vegetation condition: Condition of Pasture and browse in all livelihood zones still remained to be fair to good.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Poor to no rainfall was recorded across most areas in the county mostly in both first dekad and second with poor spatial and temporal distribution. The cumulative rainfall for the 6-month period (Jul-Dec) for Nasukuta rainfall station amounts to only 13% of the normal for the same period.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Summary

The short rains season was characterized by a late onset and early cessation. Rainfall received during the month of December was poorly distributed, both in time and space with most ASAL areas experiencing sunny and dry conditions throughout the month. In terms of cumulative amounts, the rains were largely depressed which has led to below average pasture regeneration and poor crop performance across the ASAL region.

26 Jan 2018 description

High staple food prices and low livestock prices increasing household food insecurity

Key Messages

  • In January, as seasonally expected, dry conditions prevailed over the pastoral areas, and only some of the southernmost marginal agricultural areas received scattered rainfall. Overall, Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes persist across the majority of pastoral and marginal agricultural areas. However, Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes continue in parts of Isiolo and Tana River due to poor food and income availability.

26 Jan 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION OVERVIEW

3.4 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services

1.8 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance

2.7 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services

482,000 children under-5 projected to be malnourished

488,000 refugees and asylum seekers hosted in Kenya in 2017

1 Million children require education support

2.9 Million people require health support

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

24 Jan 2018 description
infographic Ayuda en Acción

Gracias al apoyo de más de 114.000 colaboradores, y casi 700 empresas e instituciones públicas, en 2016 cumplimos 35 años de compromiso de lucha contra la pobreza, la desigualdad y la exclusión.

La educación, la autonomía económica, la lucha por los derechos de las mujeres, la especial atención a la infancia, la salud o la acción humanitaria son los ámbitos más relevantes de nuestra actuación este año, que se ha extendido en 19 países de América Latina, África, Asia y también en España. 35 años de compromiso y de resultados.

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