Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
No rainfall was received across all livelihood zones during the month under review.
Vegetation deteriorated significantly as evidenced by the shift in Vegetation condition index (VCI-3month) from 78.41 in January to 65.05 in February
Most of the surface water sources in the Pastoral/Agro Pastoral zone dried up with very few slightly less than 25 percent capacity. The water is projected to last for less than a month in these zones.
Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
No livestock deaths attributed to drought were reported but milk production level continues to be low with consumption highly affected negatively.
Household and livestock distance to water sources increased further but remained within the normal range. Over 50% of herd moved outside the county.
Terms of trade dipped further with livestock (cattle) exhibiting a fair to poor body condition.
Proportion of children ‘at risk’ of malnutrition was on the rise and fell outside the normal range for February with the CSI going up too.