Kwale County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for November 2016


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county received some rains during the month whose temporal distribution was fair. However the spatial distribution of the rains was uneven. The amount of rainfall received was below normal.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index was below normal at 15.36.

  • The state of water sources was declining 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 but improving.

  • Livestock migration was witnessed during the month.

  • There were over 1800 livestock deaths associated with drought in Kinango and Lunga Lunga sub-counties.

Access indicators

  • Milk consumption was 39.3 percent below normal.

  • Return distances were shorter than normal and had slightly decreased compared to last month.
    Utilization Indicators

  • The proportion of children at risk of malnutrition was slightly above normal.