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21 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

Long dry spells in Samburu County have resulted in increased resource based conflict among different pastoral communities. The conflict dynamic has changed pitting pastoral herders and ranchers in the county as the dry season progresses. Human-wildlife conflicts have also resulted in increased tensions among herders and ranchers as pastoralists move to protected ranches affecting the ecological balance of pristine protected areas.

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From January 2017, a total of 50,547 children (64% of annual target) and 94,851 children (48% of annual target) have been admitted for the treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition respectively.

  • During the reporting period, 31,857 people in Marsabit, Samburu and Mandera Counties gained permanent access to water through repair of boreholes. A further 81,634 gained temporary access to safe water through household water treatment.

15 Sep 2017 description

Key Messages
- This report summarizes the supply and market outlook for maize grain in the east African countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Burundi. The outlook period follows the 2017/18 marketing year (MY), spanning from July 2017 to June 2018 and covering two main harvests—the 2017 June-to-August harvest and the 2017/2018 October-to-February harvest. While the June-to-August harvest data estimates are more reliable, the October-to-February harvests are projected and may be updated as data becomes available.

15 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

In parts of north malnutrition rates are more than double the emergency threshold

GENEVA, NAIROBI, 15 September 2017 – The failure of the March-June long rains – the third consecutive poor rains since early 2016 – has helped push an additional 37,000 children across the country below the threshold of acute malnutrition.

15 Sep 2017 description
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World hunger is estimated to be on the rise again as conflict and human-induced disasters as well as natural disasters are contributing to setbacks in food security. This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed. Meanwhile, though progress continues to be made in reducing child malnutrition, millions of children are still stunted and wasted, and rising overweight and obesity are a concern in most parts of the world.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Long rains assessment has found that 3.4 million people are acutely food insecure, up from 2.6 million in February.

  • WFP reached 93,500 women and children through the treatment and prevention programmes.

  • WFP supported the State Department for Special Programmes to register and disburse cash to 526,000 drought-affected people.

  • The Ministry of Education has finalised the national school meals sustainability road map for an accelerated handover from WFP.

13 Sep 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher (p), Similar (u), or Lower (q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

13 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

KEY STATISTICS

22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

15 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

15 million people won’t have access to safe drinking water in 2017

84,575 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

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

$1.6 Billion Oxfam Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

13 Sep 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat dipped in August, after increasing in the past few months, following an upturn in production prospects in the Black Sea region which improved the 2017 global supply outlook.
    Maize quotations also fell on improved weather conditions and abundant global supplies. International prices of rice were relatively stable, although price movements were mixed across the different rice market segments.

12 Sep 2017 description

Buck, L.E., Neely, C.L., Wertz, L. The right evidence to guide integrated investments for food security in Laikipia County, Kenya. GREAT Insights Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 4. September/October 2017.

Mapping food flows, coupled with ecological, social, and spatial data, helped create a “dashboard” that will strengthen the impact of the next five-year county integrated development plan.

11 Sep 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

10.2 million children are at risk of of malnutrition, water shortages, lack of health services, child protection violations and disruption to their education

8.3 million children are in need of water

770,000 children under-five are at risk of death and irreversible damage without access to critical nutrition

At least 3.5 million children are at risk of dropping out of school

11 Sep 2017 description
  • The first camp in Dadaab was established in 1991. There are four camps in Dadaab,
    Hagadera, Dagahaley, Ifo and Ifo 2 camp.

  • Since December 2014, Somali refugees who decide to voluntarily return to their home country, receive UNHCR support in Kenya and Somalia.

  • A total of 4,949 non-Somalis refugees were relocated to Kakuma. The relocation is currently suspended due to absorption capacity and availability of services.

Voluntary Repatriation

11 Sep 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

-Maize production is expected to decline by between 20 and 30 per cent this crop year due to insufficient long rains and infestation by the fall armyworm across 27 counties.

  • A ban on maize exports by Tanzania saw exports to Kenya plunge by 54 per cent below average, and mostly through informal channels, according to Ministry of Agriculture data.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall was received countywide during the month under review with a temporal distribution of 14-16 days. The cumulative rainfall for the 6-month period (March-August) for Nasukuta rainfall station amounts to 90% of the normal for the same period.

  • Vegetation condition improved significantly as evidenced by the shift in VCI-3month for the county from 37 in July to 45 in August. All Sub Counties exhibited normal vegetation greenness.