Mandera County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for December 2019


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rains were received in all parts of the county during the Month under review.

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

  • Pasture and browse conditions are good in all parts of the County.

  • Water availability is normal across the County with all the earth pans having water.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Locust invasion was reported in areas of Mandera East, South, Lafey, Banisa sub counties although the damage cannot be assessed as it has just invaded.

  • Production indicator; milk production improved when compared last month

  • Livestock body condition is fair to good

  • Household return distance to water sources significantly decreased

  • Access Indicator: The terms of trade are on improving trend

  • Utilization indicator: The MUAC rates are outside the expected normal range but on improving trend.