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15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county experienced rainfall during the first and second dekad of the month with a temporal distribution of 6-8 days in the lowlands and 10-13 days over the highlands. Based on a fourteen year long term average, the cumulative rainfall received over the 6-month period (Jun–Nov 2017) represents 118% of the total rainfall received normally for the same period.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall Report

During the season the county received enhanced rainfall in most part of the county where the highest rainfall was recorded in Wajir town and lowest recorded in Habaasweine.The rainfall distribution, both in time and space, was generally good over most parts of the county mainly during the first half of the month

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

 November was relatively wet registering above normal and evenly distributed rains in space and time.

 Vegetation condition index for the month stood at 60.91. This is indicative of normal vegetation greenness compared to the long term average.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

 The livestock body condition was fair across livelihood zones.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

 Rainfall:

 Heavy downpour was experienced in the first dekad in the Mixed farming livelihood zone and fewer parts in Agro-pastoral livelihood. A few areas in the pastoral livelihood zone received light showers during the month.

 Vegetation condition:

 The 3 month vegetation condition index (VCI) for the County is 52.49, depicting above normal vegetation greenness although this is mainly in mixed farming livelihood zone.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: Rainfall was received in most parts of the County in the month under review. Spatial and temporal distribution of the rains was good and fair respectively across the livelihood zones.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Normal-to-above normal rainfall amounts were received in both livelihood zones.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index was above normal at 57.91.
  • The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicator
- The County is currently experiencing moderate vegetation deficit.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- Short rains progressed well into the 1st and 2nd dekads recording cumulative rainfall of 53.3 mm and 30.4 mm respectively which was good and evenly distributed.
- Vegetation cover greenness as measured by VCI improved to normal conditions except for Samburu East which inhibited moderate vegetation deficit.
- Open surface water sources remained fully recharged in agro pastoral zone and partially recharged in pastoral livelihood zone as a result of precipitation.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The biophysical indicators show positive fluctuations above the expected seasonal ranges.
- 97.0 mm of rainfall was received in the month of November.
- The November VCI values for Baringo County are currently above normal ranges indicating normal vegetation conditions.
- The Water level in water pans is above normal at 5 (100%-70%).

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- An average of 232mm of rain was received in the County for the month of November. The rains received were slightly below normal as compared to the long term average of 256mm for November.
- The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI3M) increased from 27.76 to 28.97 indicating a moderate deficit in vegetation for November.

15 Dec 2017 description
report The Global Fund

NAIROBI – The Global Fund and health partners in Kenya today signed six grant agreements to strengthen the response to HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. The grants aim to reach 1.3 million people with antiretroviral therapy by 2021, and drastically expand interventions to find more missing cases of TB, among other objectives.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- The county received moderate rains in the month under review.
- The rains were uneven in spatial distribution and poor in temporal distribution.
- The rains promoted pasture regeneration and recharged water sources.
- Vegetation condition index stood at 29.13 depicting moderate vegetation deficit.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Summary

A number of ASAL counties continued experiencing some level of stress in October following the prolonged drought situation characterized by successive poor seasons. However, the onset of the October-November-December (OND) 2017 short rains impacted positively on livestock and crop production in some ASAL areas and consequently the food security situation is expected to improve as the season progresses.

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• From 1 January to 31st October 2017, 65,412 severely malnourished children (83% of annual target) and 127,028 moderately malnourished children (65% of annual target) have been admitted for treatment.

• As catch-up campaign for children missed during the nurses’ strike, a total of 364,182 children received emergency health services during the reporting period.

12 Dec 2017 description

From 1 January though 29 November 2017, a total of 3967 laboratory-confirmed and probable cases including 76 deaths (case fatality rate = 1.9%) were reported by the Ministry of Health to WHO. Of the cases reported, 596 were laboratory confirmed.

From 1 January 2017 through 29 November, 20 of 47 counties (43%) in Kenya have reported cases. As of 29 November, seven counties continue to have active cholera outbreaks (Embu, Garissa, Kirinyaga, Mombasa, Nairobi, Turkana, and Wajir).

02 Dec 2017 description

Kenya may be certified Guinea Worm free if the country meets the requirements set by the International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm) Eradication (ICCDE). A team of eminent local and international experts have arrived in the country and will for the next two weeks evaluate selected counties to establish the country’s status in regard to Guinea Worm disease.

30 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

28 Nov 2017 description
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CEDAW/C/KEN/8

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

2 November 2017

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the eighth periodic report of Kenya on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.