Garissa County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2018

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Light showers were received in the 2 nd dekad of the month in Ijara sub county for two days

  • The rest of the sub counties experienced dry and hot weather condition throughout the month.

  • The average greenness for the county as per the vegetation condition index for 3 months reduced from 77 to 69.54 but remained in the above normal vegetation greenness.

  • All the sub counties are currently in normal vegetation greenness

  • The current water sources are pans and dams, river, and boreholes.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • 94.4 % of sampled communities reported good livestock body condition while 5.6% reported fair body condition

  • The terms of trade for the month was at 54.7 kg of maize per goat sold.

  • No livestock migration was reported

  • The current average livestock return distances from grazing field to water sources increased from 16.6km to 20km

  • The malnutrition rate of children under five years mid at risk levels increased from 14.1% to 15.8% while severely level decreased from 4.6% to 3.4%.