- The rains started late in most parts of the district. The quantity received is quite small compared to last rainy season (most of the sentinel areas reported poor rainfall status).
- Most shrubs have started regenerating but pasture growth is quite minimal. Still there is enough standing pasture in most grazing areas.
- Quarantine which had been imposed due RVF had been removed and prices of cattle is picking up.
- Malnutrition level is still high.
- Cattle and camels have started calving and soon milk production may increase. This is the first calving season since the last drought which ended April last year.
- Milking camels have been reported to be dying abruptly and the reason is said to be calcium deficiency.
- Food prices are still reasonably low.
- Milk production has also started rising.
- Reasonable amount of relief ratios have been distributed all over the District.
- The bush clearing activities is going on in some selected eight centres in the district.
RECOMMENDATION TO DSG
- The district requires food supplements for especially young children due to high levels of malnutrition.
- Food relief should not recede because most residents in the District are quite poor and food insecure.
- There is very much predation of domestic livestock by lions and hyenas. This situation is worrying and must be checked.