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25 Aug 2016 description

In line with UNHCR’s global Strategy for Public Health (2014 – 2018), with the support of the Gates Foundation, UNHCR started a special project to improve neonatal care focusing on low cost interventions in Jordan, Kenya and South Sudan.

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Critical levels of global acute malnutrition (GAM rate ≥15 %) observed in Dhobley, Baidoa and Dolow IDPs in south-central regions and Garowe, Bosasso and Galkayo in Northeast region.

  • WFP requires USD 104.3 million in order to continue providing life-saving humanitarian and livelihood support assistance for the next six months.

WFP Assistance

25 Aug 2016 description

This report examines gender and climate change in relation to efforts to support climate compatible development, a policy goal that aims to integrate and draw synergies between adaptation, mitigation and development. The report’s focus is a case study of Kisumu, Kenya, drawing lessons from the five-year project People’s Plans into Practice (PPP): Building Productive and Liveable Settlements with Slum Dwellers in Kisumu and Kitale.

The recommendations provided in this report include (p. 35):

24 Aug 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Two children paralysed in Borno state while vaccine-derived virus detected in Mathare and Eastleigh.

By Elizabeth Merab

In Summary

  • Ministry of Health experts have asked the government to boost immunisation across the country with special focus on areas with low coverage.

  • The new cases in Nigeria are a stark reminder that immunisation of children cannot stop, especially at a time when vaccine-derived polio virus is being detected in the environment.

23 Aug 2016 description

Anna Heard and Annette N. Brown

23 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

94,693\*
South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 14 Aug)

947,383\*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 14 Aug (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000
Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

259,796
Refugees in South Sudan

1.61 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 02 August)

23 Aug 2016 description

by Jazmin Burgess, Global Coordinator, Boots on the Ground, UNDP

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are on the frontlines of climate change. With populations often heavily reliant on climate-vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and forestry to drive their economies, the impacts of climate change are amplified. One erratic storm or years of changing growing seasons can wipe out food and water supplies for years or decades.

23 Aug 2016 description

New, violent fighting in South Sudan has caused around 90,000 people to flee to the neighbouring countries. Most have arrived in Uganda, but also Kakuma Camp in Northern Kenya is receiving hundreds of people every week. Therefore people are moving in to the newest part of Kakuma, the settlement Kalobeyei before construction has even finished.

23 Aug 2016 description

This issue focuses on the Yellow fever, Cholera, Zika Virus Disease and Chikungunya outbreaks.

During the period under review, there have been protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and there have been exported cases to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever was reported in Uganda but was not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. The Uganda YF outbreak was rapidly and effectively contained.

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Generally the month was characterized by hot, sunny days and Cold nights and at times cold days.

  • Quantity and quality of Pasture and browse was fair in Mixed Farming zones and poor in Marginal mixed farming livelihood zones.

  • The average 3 month VCI index for Kibwezi East was 18.56 an indication of severe vegetation condition. Kibwezi West recorded an index of 28.66 an indication of moderate vegetation condition

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall: Laikipia County recorded diminished precipitation in July compared to June. However, this is normal for this time of the year. On average, the County recorded 4 to five days of light to heavy rainfall across the various Livelihood zones. In all livelihood zones, the rainfall distribution was fair in terms of time and space.

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Hot, dry and dusty weather conditions persisted in most parts of the county similar to the month of June.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was 50 indicative of normal vegetation greenness.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • All parts of the county received rainfall during the month under review. Nasukuta rainfall station recorded a temporal distribution of sixteen days with rainfall received being 113 percent of the normal. The spatial distribution was fair.

  • The condition of vegetation remained stable albeit with a negligible deterioration as evidenced by the shift in vegetation condition index (VCI-3month) from 64.88 in June to 57.75 during the current month.

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Fair amount of rainfall was received for all livelihood zones in the county during the second and third week of the month. This was a recharge of the rains and offseason rains. This was above normal - Pasture and browse condition is good across the county. The condition is above normal.

  • The County State of Water is available in main water sources in most areas. This is above normal.

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

The biophysical indicators show negative variation within the normal seasonal ranges.

Rainfall:

  • Negligible rainfall was received in the month where on average the county received 3.1mm of rainfall.

  • The vegetation condition. The 3-month VCI reduced in July and shows that the County vegetation condition is within moderate vegetation deficit at 24.86

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county received off season showers averaging to 56.5 mm which was mainly experienced in agro pastoral zone.

  • Slightly improved was noted in rangeland vegetation cover across all livelihood zones compared to last month as a result of cumulative effects of showers received since onset of long rains.

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

23 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month was largely dry across all livelihood zones.
  • Vegetation conditions remained above the normal vegetation condition index ranges at 52.47 except for declines noted in Tigania East and Tigania West Sub-counties
  • Pastures and browse were mainly fair to poor across all livelihood zones and are expected to last only one month

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)