Although by end of October, most of the drought indicators were showing average/normal conditions, the 2020 OND rains have been significantly been below average especially in the eastern half of the country. A drier than usual season is forecasted to continue into January 2021 in some parts of the country due to a La NiƱa effect. This, added to the impact of the desert locust invasion and COVID-19, is likely to add to food security challenges in the country.

Drought update - Mid November 2020