The long rains have ended, but many parts of the ASALs are still experiencing a significant deficit in vegetation condition, long distances to water, unusually high food prices, and worrying levels of malnutrition. While there have been some modest improvements on the previous month in some areas – illustrated by the fact that more counties this month are in the alert drought phase than in alarm –conditions are generally far from normal and any recovery is likely to be short-lived. A difficult dry season stretches ahead, particularly for pastoral counties.

Get details on drought status in the National Drought Early Warning Bulletin - June 2017.

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