Environmental conditions have improved on the previous month in some parts of the region, particularly at the coast, but the underlying recovery from the long rains has been limited. All but two pastoral counties report unusual livestock migration, and in two-thirds of counties the average distances to water and grazing are already longer than normal.  The outlook for the next three months is worrying. Livelihoods are already under significant stress which will only deepen as the dry season unfolds and conditions inevitably deteriorate.

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