Mandera County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2020


Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was received in all parts of the County during the month

  • 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 crisis has been reported in areas of Mandera West, Banisa and North sub counties including Dandu town which has over ten thousand households.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators:

  • Livestock body condition is fair to good in 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 below normal.

Utilization Indicators:

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

  • No new cases of Covid 19 pandemic was reported during the Month