Kenya

Isiolo District: Drought Monthly Bulletin, March 2007

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

The food security situation is fair for the agro- pastoralists, and deteriorated among the pastoral, casual-waged labour and firewood/charcoal zones. This is due to continued closure of livestock markets in fear of recent outbreak of Rift Valley Fever.

The body condition of livestock is good and milk production is expected to increase over April.

Farm preparation and planting is ongoing in agro-pastoral areas.

Rainfall for this season has delayed as compared to a similar period in a normal year.

RECOMMENDATION TO DISTRICT AUTHORITIES/DSG AND NATIONAL KFSG

The EMOP food distributions need to be continued and adjusted as per rainfall performance of this season.

Livestock markets need to be opened and monitoring be done continuously. Closure of the market has contributed to household food insecurity.

Peace building to be continuously carried out.

A. CURRENT INTERVENTIONS.

i) Health - Public Health surveillance and distribution of bed-nets is ongoing.

ii) Livestock - Deworming of small-stocks in Oldonyiro is ongoing.

iii) Water - Water trucking in Dadachalafe of Merti Division is being carried out.

B) FOOD INTERVENTIONS.

No food distribution was done over the month of March.

PREVIOUS DSG MEETING AND RECOMMENDATION.

DSG was held on 19th March 2007.

Issues discussed was on food control, contingency fund for water trucking and gen-set installation and restocking done with funding from Oxfam where additional division was added to the previous 3 divisions.