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20 Nov 2017 description

Summary of the revision made to the Emergency Plan of Action

This update provides an overview on Kenya Red Cross Society actions for the response to date and seek for a timeframe extension for an additional three months until 28 February 2018. The second appeal revision which was done in March 2017 was to increase the budget to 25,062,572 Swiss Francs and target beneficiaries to 1,033,300. The emergency appeal is currently 26 percent funded (CHF 6,453,908).

20 Nov 2017 description

Working with Partners
- The Dadaab refugee operation is coordinated by UNHCR Sub-Office Dadaab, which also serves the three camps in Dadaab Sub County. UNHCR Field Office Alinjugur is part of the larger Dadaab operation and serves Hagadera in Fafi Sub County. Both UNHCR offices cooperate closely with NGOs and other international organizations, among them WFP, UNICEF and IOM. The main government counterpart is the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS).

18 Nov 2017 description

Continued heavy rains in November bring relief to dryness in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late October, above-average rainfall has mitigated moisture deficits across Somalia and eastern Kenya. However, dryness remains in parts of the northern Somali region of eastern Ethiopia.
  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-October have resulted in considerable moisture deficits across parts of the Free State, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga regions of South Africa and in Lesotho and Swaziland.
18 Nov 2017 description

Food security outcomes expected to improve through May 2018

17 Nov 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund
  • 11.4 million children are at risk of of malnutrition, water shortages, lack of health services, child protection violations and disruption to their education

  • 758,000 children under-five are at risk of death and irreversible damage without access to critical nutrition

  • 7.6 million children are in need of water

  • At least 3.4 million children are at risk of dropping out of school

16 Nov 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

“We are in danger of ending life as we know it on our planet” Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

16 Nov 2017 description

Abidjan, 16 November, 2017 - A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has revealed that undernutrition is still persistent in the region and the number of stunted children has increased. The Africa Nutrition Report, launched today in Abidjan, Ivory Coast also indicates that a growing number of children under five years old are overweight.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

Key Statistics

  • 22.9 million People affected by drought in the region

  • 15 million People facing crisis and emergency food Insecurity

  • 1.8 million People in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

  • $1,612,000 million Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

15 Nov 2017 description
report Start Network

by Amrina Rana

Start Network has launched four new “innovation labs” in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and the Philippines, aimed at finding fresh ways to help local communities prepare for disasters.

The move is the first of its kind by NGOs, as the labs will facilitate innovations by people on the ground that are driven by client needs, making the labs more locally driven than many other investments into innovation in the sector. The £10 million programme, jointly managed by Start Network and CDAC Network and funded by UK Aid, will end in March 2019.

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Dry conditions prevailed across all livelihood zones this month and this lead to a decline in the vegetation condition index from 45.03 to 41.42.
  • Pasture and browse conditions were mainly poor especially in the grazing areas of the Agro-pastoral livelihood zone.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall:

  • Showers were recorded with dry days intervals in the first dekad and second dekad of the month mostly in the Mixed farming zone with some areas of the county recording dry days during the month.
  • Vegetation condition: The 3 month vegetation condition index (VCI) for the County is 33.64 depicting a moderate vegetation deficit.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)\

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county received off season rains in the month under review.
  • The rains were moderate and were recorded on the 19th and 20th .
  • Though unevenly distributed the rains promoted pasture regeneration and recharge of water sources.
  • Vegetation condition index stood at 41.27 depicting normal vegetation greenness.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicator

The County is currently experiencing moderate vegetation deficit.

Rainfall:

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of September was characterized by poor rainfall performance coupled with intervals of sunny and dry weather conditions.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 27.76 indicating a moderate deficit vegetation condition compared to the long term average.
  • The water recharge levels and availability were below normal compared to the long-term average.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

The County largely remained dry and hot. Current vegetation cover indexes for September showed moderate vegetation deficit band with a score of 31 from previous month figure of 30 with no significant changes.

However Wajir South and Wajir West are the most stressed sub counties with scores of 13.59 and 21.3 respectively, indicating severe vegetation deficit.

The situation is worsening in all the livelihood zones in the entire county.

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county experienced rainfall during the month under review with a distribution in time of 10-13 days. In reference to Nasukuta rainfall station, the cumulative rainfall for the 6-month period (April-September 2017) represents 90% of the total rainfall received normally for the period.

10 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of September was characterized by an alternating occurrence of cloud cover, with long intervals of sunny, windy and dry weather conditions.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 16.44 indicating a severe vegetation deficit. Isiolo North and Isiolo South were at severe and moderate vegetation deficit respectively.

  • The water levels and availability were below normal.