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10 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county had a good pasture and browse condition. This was shown by the vegetation condition index (VCI)-3 month in the county for June 2015 was 48 which was an increase from 47 of May 2015, this is within the normal ranges across the sub counties.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • June 2015, livestock migration pattern was minimal and within the normal grazing routes to wet grazing areas.

07 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 1–7 July 2015

Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.

06 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • There was an increase in average rainfall amount received in May compared to the previous month.

  • Water availability was normal since water pans had recorded recharge. Water access was normal in May.

06 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • During the month the county received light drizzles lasting one to two days

  • Generally the quality and quantity of vegetation was good as indicated by a vegetation condition index of 40.67 except in Kitui Rural and Kitui South were the situation was slightly below normal as indicated by VCI of 34.95 and 32.71 respectively.

  • Most open surface water facilities had recharged and communities were able to access water at near distances

01 Jul 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Official expresses optimism the cases will cease over the next one month.
  • Sixteen counties have been affected by the cholera outbreak since December 16, 2014.

By EMMANUEL TOILI

The frequent cholera outbreaks experienced in certain parts of Kenya will cease over the next one month according to the Ministry of Health.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The shortage triggered fears of a fresh cholera outbreak among residents of the sprawling Shauri Yako slums that were recently hit by the disease.
  • Water shortage in the Lake side town started on Friday last week forcing most families to spend the weekend without a drop of water from their taps.
  • Some families were forced to turn to the heavily polluted water as others collected water from their roofs following a heavy down pour on Sunday.

By MAURICE KALUOCH

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.

There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.

30 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

30 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The 3 months Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) show a great improvement in the entire county, with all the sub counties showing a VCI value of above normal ranges except for Manyatta which is within normal range. The VCI value for Mbeere north and Mbeere south is 57.07 and 56.85 respectively. The VCI value for Embu county is 53.92.

24 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

Biophysical indicators

  • Rains received in all parts of the County during the first week of the month of May

  • The 3-month Vegetation Condition index for the County was 37.25 indicating no droughts. Mandera East sub county had 24.6 indicating moderate drought

  • There are forty two centres including schools with water stress and is water being trucked by the County Government.

  • All the biophysical indicators were within the expected normal range.

24 Jun 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The 3 months Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) show a positive progress in the entire county. Mbeere north and Mbeere south recovered from moderate drought, the current VCI values are 54 in Mbeere north and 41.26 in Mbeere south sub-counties.

23 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 17–23 June 2015

Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.

18 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Africa, Kenya and AU put forward own peace plans and initiatives for South Sudan in addition to new IGAD proposal.

  • Fighting in South Sudan now affecting five out of the ten states. Over 28,000 South Sudanese refugees (a 40 per cent increase since April) received in neighbouring countries in the last two months.

  • Food security expected to deteriorate in eastern parts of the Horn region from JuneAugust while average August harvests are expected in the western sector of the Horn.

16 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 10–16 June 2015

Ebola in Sierra Leone and Guinea: Weekly Ebola case incidence has risen for two consecutive weeks. Guinea recorded 16 new cases in the week to 7 June, five from unknown chains of transmission. Sierra Leone recorded 15 cases, the highest weekly total since late March. It has extended the state of emergency for 90 days.

12 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 30,892 Identified unaccompanied minors

  • 73 Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015

  • 1,303,276 NFIs distributed since January

  • 2,031 Shelters distributed since January

10 Jun 2015 description

By Ann Weru

NAIROBI, 10 June 2015 – A cholera outbreak in Kenya that is concentrated in the informal settlements shows how entrenched poverty can combine with poor urban planning to breed disasters.

An estimated 3, 459 people have been infected with cholera in the outbreak of whom at least 72 have died across Kenya, according to the most recent update. Of Kenya’s 47 counties, 11 are affected. A cholera outbreak alert was first issued on 3 February.

10 Jun 2015 description
  • As at 04 June 2015, Kakuma had received 46,000 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 01 June 184,108 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.

09 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 3-9 June 2015

Yemen: 20 million people, close to 80% of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian aid. 500,000 people were displaced in May, bringing the total displaced since 26 March to more than 1 million. The escalation in the conflict has meant two million more people are food insecure, and six million more lack access to healthcare, and 9.4 million lack access to safe water.