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28 Oct 2019 description

Alexandra Bilak

12 million people have been displaced since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011. Roughly half have found refuge in neighbouring Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, and a very small number have gone further afield to Europe. But no less than 6 million have stayed behind and are currently displaced inside their own country.

28 Oct 2019 description

Summary Points

• Maize grain was the most traded commodity in the third quarter of 2019 due to increased exports from Uganda to Kenya and South Sudan because of high demand and improving market functionality respectively. See Figure 1.

28 Oct 2019 description
report World Vision

Summary of new research findings by World Vision

Introduction

28 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was received during the month of September and this is normal at this time of the year.

  • The vegetation greenness for the county was below normal.

  • Pasture and browse condition ranged from fair to poor in the mixed farming livelihood zone (LZ) and poor in Marginal Mixed Farming LZ.

Socio-Economic Indicators

28 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received below normal average off seasonal rainfall during the Month under review.

  • The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was showing a decrease of 9 percent compared to previous month.

  • The VCI indicated normal vegetation greenness. However, the overall drought phase in the county was at Normal in September.

  • Forage condition was fair to good across all livelihoods’ zones during the month.

28 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Normal rains were received during the month under review.

  • The VCI for the month was below-average for this time of the year.

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

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

28 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of September was dry across the livelihood zones and this situation is normal.

  • The vegetation greenness was below normal.
    Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Land preparation and dry planting was on-going across the livelihood zones.

  • Livestock body condition was fair to poor for cattle.

28 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • The month of September recorded some rains with uneven spatial distribution as areas of Ganze and Magarini sub counties remained extremely dry especially Bamba, Adu and Kayafungo wards.

  • Vegetation condition varied across the county between fair to poor.

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

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

28 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Normal dry weather conditions prevailed in the month of September

  • The county vegetation greenness was normal. However, pastures were poor or depleted in most parts of the County..

  • Water was inadequate and strategic boreholes were experiencing pressure from high concentration of livestock, people and wildlife.

Production and Access Indicators

28 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of September was characterized by hot weather conditions during the day. There were strong winds.

  • The 3-month Vegetation Condition was stable, sliding back into moderate vegetation condition band.

  • Condition as well as availability of pasture and browse ranged from poor to very poor and on a deteriorating trend.

28 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • There was no rainfall received in the month under review in the entire county. Dry, windy and hot weather persisted throughout the month in the entire county

  • The average greenness for the county as per the vegetation condition index for 3 months was 30.13 and remained within moderate vegetation deficit category.

28 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall: Minimal rainfall was recorded in both sub counties during the month of September.
Vegetation Condition: Both sub counties recorded poor pasture condition while browse condition ranged from fair to poor across both sub counties.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

28 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: Alarm-Worsening

Biophysical Indicators

  • Most biophysical indicators are within the expected seasonal ranges.

  • Above average rainfall was received in the month of September 2019.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index values for Baringo County are above normal and on an improving trend compared to the last month.

  • The Water levels in most water sources are normal at (70%-80%).

28 Oct 2019 description

Immature and mature swarms that formed from recent breeding during the summer are moving into new areas in Pakistan and Ethiopia with the possibility of further migration.

26 Oct 2019 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By PHYLLIS MUSASIA

Panic has gripped residents of Arus village in Solai, Nakuru County, following the deaths of three people in a week due to malaria.

Residents said the deaths occurred within six to 12 hours.

The symptoms of malaria include diarrhoea, high fever, chills, headaches, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and profuse sweating.

26 Oct 2019 description

A strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole weather phenomenon, whereby warm sea surface temperatures in the western Indian Ocean result in increased rainfall across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, is already leading to heavy rainfall, flash floods and landslides, causing loss of life, displacement, and damage to property and livelihoods. This situation is predicted to intensify through November and December.

25 Oct 2019 description

How severe, how many and when: In July 2019, estimated 2.6 Million people (19% of the population in ASAL) are classified in IPC phase 3 and/or worse acute food insecurity.

25 Oct 2019 description
report Trócaire

Garry Walsh

Kenya is experiencing severe drought, exacerbated by climate change. Trócaire is responding providing assistance to people who are struggling to provide their families with one meal a day.

“Everyone has problems but widows and orphans suffer most” says Elizabeth Arot, as she sits at a small wooden shack by the side of the main road. She sells dried fish, beans and small snacks in the small market town of Kataboi, beside lake Turkana in Northern Kenya.

25 Oct 2019 description

ORIGIN OF ENTRANTS TO SOUTH SUDAN

During this reporting week, a total of 7,150 entrants were surveyed. Of these,

62.8% were South Sudanese nationals; 28.6% were from Uganda; 3.9% from Kenya; 2.4% from Democratic Republic of Congo; and a further 2.3% were from other countries. Entrants’ origin information is self-reported.

WEEKLY OVERVIEW

DTM

● DTM continues to operate 24 FMPs at the borders with DRC, Uganda and CAR, of which six run in cooperation with DTM Uganda on the Ugandan side of the border

24 Oct 2019 description

Considerable flooding continues across East and West Africa

  1. Heavy rainfall was reported in northern Ghana and bordering areas of Burkina Faso.

  2. The Logone River in northern Cameroon has flooded and continued rain expected next week is likely to maintain high water levels.

  3. Northern South Sudan has reported flooding from high river levels accumulating from parts of Sudan and Ethiopia.