Wajir-Mandera Border Conflict Emergency Response Situation Report 5

Report
from Kenya Red Cross
Published on 05 Jun 2014 View Original

Background

Wajir County is divided into 8 districts namely; Wajir East, Tarbaj, Wajir South, Habaswein, Wajir West,
Eldas, Buna and Wajir North districts. There are 6 constituencies currently i.e., Tarbaj, Wajir East, Wajir South, Wajir West, Eldas and Wajir North districts.

The county has currently been facing inter-ethnic clashes between the Degodia and Garre communities along Border areas of Mandera and Wajir counties that has left 30 people dead 9 injured, and displacement of 12140 Households since 13th May 2014.

The clashes have directly affected 10 locations in Tarbaj District namely; Lehely, Bojigaras, Mansa,
Burmayo, Ogoralle, Ber janai, Dunto, Basanechaa, Gunana and Belowle (Wajir North).

The clashes further affected other centers that have had an influx of displaced persons which include Sarman, Elben, Tarbaj, Kutulo, Batalu, Danaba, Quadama and Gulani

Wajir County Governor requested KRCS to lead the emergency response including the medical outreach, Rapid Impact Assessment of the immediate humanitarian situation and support in distribution of emergency food and NFIs, amongst others.

Delivered Interventions as of 5th June 2014

  1. Medical Outreach As of Thursday 5th June 2014, the KRCS medical response team was dispatched to Waradey, 140 kms North of Wajir to conduct a medical outreach exercise.
    During the medical outreach exercise, a total of 343 patients were treated as summarized in the table below.

  2. Food and Non Food Items (NFIs) distribution as of 5th June 2014 No distribution of Food and NFIs took place as verification and registration was taking place.

Challenges

  1. Continuous influx in Waradey causing constrains in service delivery
  2. No shelter, food and latrines for the displaced.

  3. There is high tension in Waradey.

Recommendations

  1. Prompt and accurate registration of the displaced persons for the purpose of projecting the needed resources

  2. Urgent need for shelter, food and latrines for the displaced

  3. Need for security