Mandera County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for August 2020

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

• No rainfall was received in the County in August.

• Vegetation condition; the current three-month Vegetation Condition index was above normal vegetation greenness band for the County.

• Pasture and browse conditions are currently fair to poor across all the parts of the County.

• Water situation is on worsening trend as the number of water trucking centres increased in Banisa and Mandera north sub counties.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

• Livestock body condition is currently good across all the livelihood zones.

• Milk production is below normal when compared to LTA.

Access indicators:

• Terms of trade is favourable across all the livelihood zones.

• Milk consumption is below normal in all the livelihood zone.

• Water access for both human and livestock consumption is on worsening trend.

Utilization Indicators:

• Nine new cases of Covid 19 pandemic was reported during the Month.

• The percentage of under five children at risk of malnutrition (MUAC) was below the long-term average