Wajir County: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for May 2021

Situation Report
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall Report

In the month under review, most parts of the County remained dry. The June 2021 weather outlook indicates that most parts of the County will be dry and sunny.
Vegetation Condition: Normal vegetation condition was reported in the County, with Wajir South, Wajir West and Eldas sub-counties indicating moderate vegetation deficit. However physical observation shows that the County is in moderate vegetation deficit.

Social Economic indicators

Production indicators;

 Livestock body condition remained fair to poor but on a worsening trend as the vegetation condition continues to deteriorate.

 Stable milk production was reported.

 In-migration and migration within and outside the county was reported

 Cases of livestock diseases such CCPP, CBPP, PPR and LSD were reported.

Access indicators:

 Terms of trade is still unfavorable when compared to normal

 There was increase in milk consumption due to stable milk production

 Return distance to water sources remained stable when compared to last month. The cost of water reduced

 Grazing distance to water sources slight increased due to poor regeneration of pasture, browse and low recharging of water sources.

Utilization Indicators:

 Proportion of children with moderate malnutrition reduced from 25 percent in April to 17.7 percent in the month under review due to increased milk production and consumption.