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19 Oct 2018 description

Introduction

Kenya hosts 470 000 refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring countries who are fully dependent on humanitarian assistance to cover their basic needs. Voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees has continued, in spite of insecurity, drought, and forced evictions in their home country. The European Commission continues its long-standing assistance to refugees in Kenya and responds to disaster-related emergencies.

What are the needs?

11 Oct 2018 description

Tropical cyclone Luban is expected to bring heavy rains to Yemen and Oman

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.

08 Oct 2018 description

Northern seasonal rains forecast to typically subside and likely timely onset for October rains

KEY MESSAGES

  • The June to September seasonal rains gradually subsided in late September, marking the cessation of persistent well aboveaverage rainfall amounts across most of the northern sector, which led to widespread flooding in Sudan. However, some areas of the region experienced significant cumulative seasonal deficits, including some central areas of Ethiopia, eastern and central South Sudan, and northern and eastern Uganda.

08 Oct 2018 description

La dynamique des conflits a aggravé la vulnérabilité des populations, causé des dégâts à l’agriculture, aux pêcheries et aux moyens de subsistance pastoraux et porté atteinte à la liberté de circulation, aux échanges commerciaux et à la gouvernance locale.

Rôle de la TICAD au service du développement de l’Afrique

Depuis la tenue de la TICAD VI en 2016, l’Afrique n’a eu de cesse d’avancer dans la bonne direction.

08 Oct 2018 description

TICAD's Role in Advancing Africa's Development

Conflict dynamics have increased the vulnerability of the population, damaged agriculture, fisheries and livelihoods, and affected freedom of movement, trade and local governance.

Since TICAD VI in 2016, Africa has been on the move.

05 Oct 2018 description

Heavy rains reported in Kenya, while flooding risks continue across Nigeria

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.

05 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Despite ongoing peace negotiations, clashes between belligerents continue, resulting in further displacements.

2 486 563 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries

298 881 Refugees in South Sudan

1 903 650 South Sudanese IDPs (incl. IDPs in PoCs in respective states)

198 202 South Sudanese IDPs in PoCs

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • August was generally dry with the exception of light off-season showers in the mixed farming and rain-fed cropping livelihood zones.
  • Natural vegetation conditions were good across all livelihood zones similar to July

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall - The long rains season performed above normal and ceased towards the end of May. Light showers were recorded in the third dekad of August coupled with chilly weather condition in all livelihood zones.

  • Vegetation condition:

  • The vegetation greenness as depicted by the vegetation condition index (VCI) is above normal greenness across the county.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • In August no rains was recorded and this is normal

  • The vegetation condition was good and above the normal range.

Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Crops at the farms were in fair condition and harvesting of the same was on-going though the peak had ended.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: There was no rainfall received in the month under review across the County. Cumulative rainfall from the onset of the rains to date was 133percent of the normal.

  • Vegetation condition: 3-months Vegetation Condition Index for the month under review was 90.09 hence falls in the above normal vegetation greenness band. Forage condition is good across the livelihood zones.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rains were received in all parts of the County during the reporting month.

  • Vegetation condition; the current three-month Vegetation Condition index for the County showed above normal vegetation greenness.

  • The pasture and browse conditions is fair across the county during the month.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of August was generally dry. However, off season showers were received for an average of two days uniformly distributed across the sub counties.
  • The vegetation greenness was above normal in all the livelihood zones.
  • Access to water was fair. Rivers were flowing at normal levels while water holding structures were 50 percent full.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Dry condition prevailed in first and second dekad followed by erratic rainfall in third dekad in marginal pockets.

  • Slight deterioration was observed in forage condition during the month.

  • Surface water points are diminishing in pastoral areas with water pans holding around 50 – 60 percent of their capacity.

Socio Economic Indicators Details

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was recorded and this is normal at this time of the year.

  • Generally, the vegetation greenness was good and above the normal range countywide.

  • Quantity and quality of Pasture and browse ranged from good to fair across the Mixed farming livelihood zones and was worsening in the Marginal mixed farming livelihood.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county experienced light rains in the highlands of the county. Low temperatures prevailed during the reporting period.
  • The county vegetation condition index was above normal. All the four Sub Counties VCI depicted vegetation greenness above normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicator

The County is currently experiencing Normal vegetation conditions in EWS classification.

Rainfall:

  • The county received normal offseasonal showers in this month recording 3.8 mm.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received off season precipitation during the Month.

  • The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was showing an decrease of 2percent compared to previous month.

  • The VCI indicated vegetation greenness above normal. The overall drought phase in the county was at Normal in August.

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