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19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By NG'ANG'A MBUGUA

From the sky, the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Garissa County looks like a tuft of green hair in the balding savannah that is the northern part of Kenya.

Sporadic clouds throw black splotches that look like burn scars on the pale peach-hued earth. To the sympathetic eye, the camp looks like an oasis in the middle of the parched land that stretches to the Kenya-Somalia border where terrorism has interrupted the rhythm of life.

16 Sep 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By NG'ANG'A MBUGUA

The road leading to Hagadera in the Dadaab Refugee Complex is wide, straight and dusty.

Inside the camp, where tin and mud-walled houses are shielded from the wind by dry twig fences, the road narrows as it winds its way to the block E6 dispensary in the heart of the camp.

This is the first day of the round one vaccination campaign against polio in 12 high-risk counties, including Garissa.

The latest round targets children under five years, who will get the bivalent oral polio vaccine.

15 Sep 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By ALEX NJERU

A woman from Muragara village, Tharaka-Nithi County, and her children, have been diagnosed with cholera-like symptoms, raising fears of the disease outbreak in the region.

Ms Elda Mukwanjeru and her three children, who were suffering from severe diarrhoea and vomiting, were on Thursday rushed to Chuka Consolata Mission Hospital.

Another child from the neighbourhood was also taken to the same facility on Friday night with similar symptoms.

11 Sep 2018 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 9.2 million Swiss francs increased from 4.8 million Swiss francs, which reflects the overall operational plan of the Kenya Red Cross Society. The revised Appeal is focusing on shelter and settlement, health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, gender and inclusion as well as food security and livelihoods, targeting 321,630 people or 53,605 families. The operation has been scaled up to assist an increased number of people within an extended timeframe, and an enlarged geographic scope.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicator
- The County is currently experiencing Normal vegetation conditions in EWS classification.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- No rains were received in all parts of the County during the reporting month.
- Vegetation condition; the current three-month Vegetation Condition index for the County showed above normal vegetation greenness.
- The browse situation is good while pasture is fair in all the sub counties.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The County received good rainfall across livelihood zones in the first and second dekads in July. The temporal and spatial distribution is good. The ongoing rainfall performance is generally normal.
- The vegetation condition still depicted a steady trend across the County as shown by the stability in the Vegetation Condition Index. All Sub-counties recorded above normal vegetation greenness. Forage condition remained good.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Rainfall Report
- The county did not receive any rainfall in the month of July, although characterised by cold, windy and cloudy weather in most part of Wajir County.
- Vegetation condition: Current VCI in the county recorded vegetation greenness above normal with avci score of 75.1 as compared to previous month figure of 81.92 showing aslight deterioration of vegetation deficit in some livelihood zones with though no significant changes.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The month of July was characterised by intervals of calm, cloudy and sunny weather condition with selective parts of the county receiving some showers of rainfall.
- No actual rainfall was recorded in all the rain gauge stations however, water level in rivers remained normal compared to the long term average. Vegetation cover across the County was normal with a reducing trend compared to the previous month.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators - The county experienced light rains in the highlands of the county. The lowlands remained dry coupled with low temperatures.
- The county vegetation condition index was above normal. All the four Sub Counties VCI depicted vegetation greenness above normal.

Production Indicators
- Farmers were harvesting dry maize.
- Livestock body condition was good for all species.
- Milk production per HH per day was above normal.
- Livestock migration patterns were normal.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- Spontaneous and erratic showers of light intensity were experienced across some parts of the county.
- Vegetation condition cover improved further compared to June.
- Capacity of majority of water sources is over 80 percent.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The month of July was generally dry. However, off season showers were received for an average of two days. Amounts received were poorly distributed in time and space.
- The vegetation greenness was above normal in all the livelihood zones.
- Access to water was fair. Rivers were flowing at normal levels while water holding structures were 50 percent full.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- Rainfall: The long rains season performed above normal and ceased towards the end of May. Light showers were recorded in the third dekad of July.
- Vegetation condition: The vegetation greenness as depicted by the vegetation condition index (VCI) is above normal greenness across the county.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The month of July was largely dry with the exception of light rains around the Nyambene ranges and occasional morning drizzles in most rain-fed cropping and mixed farming livelihood zones.
- Natural vegetation is in good conditions in all livelihood zones. Forage was above average similar to the month of June.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- Rainfall: No rainfall was received across the livelihood zones in the month under review with exception of Marsabit Mountain and Moyale which received 7.4mm and 10.1mm respectively.
- Vegetation condition: 3-months Vegetation Condition Index for the month of July was 91.42 which falls under the above normal vegetation greenness strap. Forage condition is good across the livelihood zones.

07 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The County received off season precipitation during the Month.
- The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was showing an increase of 8 percent compared to previous month.
- The VCI indicated vegetation greenness above normal. The overall drought phase in the county was at Normal in July.
- Forage condition was good across all livelihoods zones during the month.