Mandera District: Drought Monthly Bulletin, November 2009

Situation Report
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Situation overview

- Rainfall was received in all parts of the district during the reporting period but was below normal.

- The main sources of water for the month were River Daua, earth pans, underground water tanks, boreholes and shallow wells.

- Quality and quantity of pasture was good in most of the divisions in the district and continued to improve compared to preceding month.

- Livestock body conditions were good during the month and this was attributed to improved pasture and browse in most parts of the district.

- The average household prices of livestock increased when compared to the preceding month and this was due to improved body conditions.

- The main sources of income for the month of November were sales of livestock and casual labour.

- Cases of Contagious Caprine Pluro Pneumonia (CCPP) and suspected cases of PPR diseases were still reported in the larger district during the month under review.

- There were no incidences of insecurity reported during the month under review.

- Percentage At Risk and Malnourished (ARM) children above 1 year and below 5 years for the month of November is

- The nutrition status of children below five years improved during the month under review, with the percentage of those rated at the risk of malnutrition dropping to 18 from 19.9% last month..

- Increased diarhoea cases were reported during the month under review. The current drought situation in the district is normal and trends are improving.