Garissa County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2019

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • There was no rainfall received in the month under review in the entire county. Dry, windy and hot weather persisted throughout the month in the entire county

  • The average greenness for the county as per the vegetation condition index for 3 months was 30.13 and remained within moderate vegetation deficit category.

  • Al subcounties are in moderate vegetation deficit category except Ijara sub county which is in normal vegetation greeness

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

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • 88% of sampled communities reported poor livestock body condition while 12 % reported fair body condition with a score of 3-4

  • The terms of trade for the month was 32 kg of maize per goat sold, when compared with the previous month the terms of trade reduced.

  • The average livestock return distance to water sources was 28.8km the same as the previous month

  • The mid at risk levels for children under five years was 18% which indicated an increase of 8% when compared with previous month. The severely malnourished rate was 0.2%