Below average to slightly below average rainfall have been recorded in May 2020 over North-Horr (-26mm), Malabot (-26mm), El-Gade (-24mm), Kalacha (-28mm), Balesa (-21mm), El-Hadi (-37mm), Dukana (-29mm); above average rainfall has been recorded over Gas (+34mm).
Measures collected by community volunteers using manual weather stations are in line with rainfall estimates derived from NASA-GPM satellite, showing almost no rainfall over the whole Sub-County and up to 60mm over the Sout-West areas, around Gas and border with North Horr and Malabot.
Due to the lack of water flowing in the rivers, especially in the northern areas, migration of camels already started. However, according with traditional indicators, no drought is expected in the area for the next months and some good rain showers have been reported in the last three days, from Elborumagdo, Barambate and Dukana. We will keep following the situation.
This analysis is produced in the framework of the One Health project: Multidisciplinary approach to promote the health and resilience of pastoralist in North Kenya – AID11507. It is a 3-year initiative funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, aimed at improving the access and coordination of human and animal health services and of early warning and response systems to dangerous events that could put the pastoralist communities' health in North Horr Sub-County at risk. The project is led by CCM-Comitato Collaborazione Medica in partnership with VSF Germany - Veterinarians without Borders Germany, TriM - Translate into Meaning, and DIST - Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning.