Pasture and browse situation in arid and semi-arid counties is expected to diminish gradually as a result of the projected sunny and dry conditions in January. In addition, average distances to water for both households and livestock are likely to increase since it is anticipated that most of the open water sources will dry up in the next four to six weeks. This is likely to lead to some considerable deterioration in livestock body condition and milk production.

Isiolo, Garissa, Kajiado and Tana River are still classified in the alarm phase, while 13 counties are in normal and six in alert, with the trend in most counties being stable or improving.

Get details on drought status in theĀ National Drought Early Warning bulletin - January 2018

Detailed reports of the drought situation in each of the 23 arid and semi-arid counties are available in theĀ county-specific Drought Early Warning Bulletins.