Kwale County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for April 2017


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

 Below normal rainfall amounts received in both livelihood zones.
 The Vegetation Condition Index was below normal at 4.63.
 The state of water sources was inadequate and below normal. Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

 Livestock body condition was below normal at this time of the year.
 Milk production was below normal.
 No livestock migration was witnessed during the month.

Access indicators

 Milk consumption was below normal but stable compared to last month.
 Return distances to water sources were higher than normal. Utilization Indicators
 The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition was slightly above normal for this time of the year.