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Turkana County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for January 2017

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Biophysical Indicators

  • Low rainfall amount was received in some parts of the county during the third week of the month. It was a poor start of the off-season rains.
  • Pasture and browse condition is poor in most areas. The condition is below normal.
  • The state of water is inadequate in main water sources in most areas. The situation is below normal.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

  • Livestock migration pattern was above normal with unusual grazing routes to dry season grazing areas.
  • The livestock body condition was poor in most areas of the county.
  • Distances to grazing-water and household-water increased.
  • The Terms of Trade recorded were poor in all the livelihood zones except in the agro pastoral zones (fair). This was below normal.
  • Percentage of children at risk increased although below normal.