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Wajir: Drought Early Warning Bulletin for September 2018

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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall Report

Wajir County did not receive rainfall in the month under review, though characterised by hot weather during the day and cold weather during the night.

Vegetation condition:

Current VCI in the county recorded vegetation greenness above normal with a VCI score of 74.69 as compared to previous month figure of 76.1, with all livelihood zones showing vegetation greenness above normal with a worsening trend.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Pasture and Browse condition ranges between good-fair, Livestock body condition is good except few areas in Wajir West and Wajir West, Terms of trade favourable, All Markets are operational in all livelihood zones, increase in trekking distance, in- migration and out-migration of livestock reported, decrease in Milk production. No Cases of livestock disease reported, Percentage of children under five at risk of malnutrition remained stable. More copping strategies were employed except few livelihood zones with No coping strategies.