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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
The overall district is Normal because the livestock sector remained Normal this month. This is attributed to the sensitization done to the communities on animal disease control by the DVO. The crop sector remained normal across the two livelihood zones because of the fairly good harvest. The water sector was also Normal in the month of December, this was attributed to the repair and drilling of boreholes by development partners(C&D, ACF and Welt Hunger). The risk of drought is very Low since the weather forecast predicts that the rain is expected to end late January 2013 in Napak.
The overall district was considered to be in the ALERT across all the livelihood zones. This was mainly because the district has continued to be hit by the zoonotic disease brucellosis, the livestock have continued suffering from diseases like CBPP and CCPP yet no vaccinations were carried out during the month, the GAM and SAM rates have continued to be high across all livelihood zones. However, all the livelihood zones are expected to improve since crops were just harvested.
The district remained on ALERT across the 2 livelihood zones; this is majorly attributed to Alarming level of global acute malnutrition that has remained high since early this season where the GAM rate was 11.9%. However, health education is ongoing in the health centers and within the communities. The livestock sector remained on Alert because of the disease load mostly CBPP and CCPP, but mass vaccination is planned for by both the MAAIF and the district. The crop sector remained Normal across the two livelihood zones because of the fairly good harvest.
The district is in ALERT because of livestock and crop sectors that demand for close monitoring and action respectively. The prominent disease of livestock were majorly trypanosomiasis, tickborne diseases (ECF, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, heartwater). The general crop yield was poor. The water and livelihood sectors improved during the month, the terms of trade relatively remained good due to improvement in the prices of mature bull and woods couple with slight decrease in sorghum price though it is still in alert stage.
The overall district was considered to be in the ALERT across all the livelihood zones. This was mainly because the district has continued to be hit by the zoonotic disease brucellosis, the livestock have continued suffering from diseases like CBPP, PPR and CCPP yet no vaccinations were carried out during the month due to lack of operation costs and besides the water sector has continued to be at ALERT due to the poor borehole usage across all livelihood zones.
The overall district situation has remained Normal since all sectors such as Crop, water and livelihood also presents normal situation except livestock sector that demands for close monitoring due to the predominant Tick born disease killing cattle especially in Alerek sub-county. The harvest was good, sorghum price remained low and terms of trade are relatively good which means that the current food security of the population in the district is good. Nevertheless, the common habit of selling food in excess will most likely jeopardize the food security of the population in about 3 months.
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