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It is only mid-morning in Mata-Arba village in Cherab Ward, Isiolo North Sub-county but the fierce sun belies the time of day. Mrs Halima Wako walks to a watering point with a 20-litre jerrican to draw water for domestic use. She joins other women waiting their turn at different water kiosks in the vicinity.  

Isiolo:Water project changes fortunes for womenIsiolo

Learning goes on as usual at Cieria Primary School in Mbeere SouthSub-county of Embu. The classes are full, children attentive and teachers settled. While this may seem normal, it was not always the case. Children would often report late to school or even miss classes altogether as they joined their parents in search of water at Kiambere Dam about 15 kilometers away.

Green energy enhances water access, saves costs for schoolEmbu

NDMA is currently undertaking registration of poor and vulnerable households in Isiolo, Garissa, Samburu, and Tana River counties to bring on board additional beneficiaries under the Hunger Safety Net Programme. A total of 568,539 households have so far been enumerated across the four counties. At the end of the exercise, the Government will be able to bring on board a further 32,000 households into the routine bimonthly cash transfer bracket.

HSNP beneficiary registration nearing completionIsiolo, Garissa, Samburu, and Tana River counties

Intra-county interventions may not respond to the experiences of communities in prolonged or frequent drought episodes, especially where there is mutual interdependence, mobility and ecosystem linkages.

NDMA supports inter-county, multi-sector engagement for Drought Risk ManagementIsiolo
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