Kenya: The current drought situation in Baringo

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Baringo County has always been prone to drought. In August 2016, a formal early warning declaration was issued by inter-national organizations predicting that counties in northern Kenya will be affected by prolonged episodes of drought. Two Months later, approximately 24,000 people face acute starvation. The severity of the drought is likely to increase immediately after May 2017, if the amount of rain received stays below average. But why do we witness a looming crisis when the system sounds effective enough to assist in early planning and response?

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Kenya, February 20, 2017

Poor livestock body condition at Kapunyany -Photo credit-Kennedy Omondi Okeyo
Loyamoi Water Pan dried up-picture credit Peter-Kiptalam
Hya being transported to Bartum-Sibilo and Tuluk-picture credit Ndole Gedion
High concentration of livestock at Chesakam Borehole-picture credit Kennedy Omondi Okeyo
Food assistance to locals in Tiaty Sub County by Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri CS Devolution -Picture credit -Ndole Gedion


Jan Cernicky

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