Kenya

ACT Appeal Kenya: Drought and Famine - AFKE61

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Appeal Target: US$ 2,442,709
Geneva, 2 February 2006

Dear Colleagues,

With the failure of the current rainy season in northern and eastern Kenya, the already precarious food security outlook in the country has worsened. Crop failure and depletion of livestock herds due to the prolonged drought have led to famine conditions with some deaths reported in the arid areas. The districts affected, according to ACT members, include Mandera, Kajiado, Laikipia, Narok, Kitui, Taita and Turkana. The Government of Kenya has declared the famine conditions affecting parts of the country a national disaster and has called for national and international efforts to raise much needed aid to provide food for about 2.5 million people, almost 10 percent of the population, over the next six months. Additional assistance is also required for the provision of water for both people and animals, restocking of livestock and provision of seeds to farmers in preparation for the next crop season.

Presently, ACT members Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), Lutheran World Federation (Dept. for World Service) - Kenya/Sudan (LWF/DWS), Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Christian Aid, Church World Service (CWS) and the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK), with their partners that are operational in these areas are either monitoring the situation or have started to assist drought-affected communities in their respective working areas. However, it has become very clear that due to the worsening situation, many more people are in need of relief assistance than the individual ACT members can possibly handle.

ACT members and their partners plan to carry out a 12- month relief/rehabilitation activities focused on supplementing and filling gaps of Government of Kenya/World Food Program and other NGO efforts in the specified districts. Interventions include providing life saving interventions that will address the immediate food and water needs of the most affected communities, food distribution, water tankering for domestic and livestock use, and borehole drilling and/ or repair in key specific areas of Mandera, Kajiado, Narok, Makueni, Kitui, Taita Taveta, Tana River and Turkana Districts.

Project Completion Date: 31 Jan 2007

Summary of Appeal Targets, Pledges/Contributions Received and Balance Requested


Implementing partner
Appeal Target US$
Less: Pledges/Contr. Recd

Total US$
Anglican Church of Kenya
354,445
Church World Service
National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK)
Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church (KELC)
African Brotherhood Church (ABC) & Community Resource Initiative(CRI)
163,878
185,102
204,444
201,252
0
0
0
0
163,878
185,102
204,444
201,252
Lutheran World Federation
414,886
414,886
Lutheran World Relief
554,434
554,434
Norwegian Church Aid
Rural Agency for Community Integrated Development and Assistance (RACIDA)
Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA)
222,809

136,459
0

0
222,809

136,459
ACT Co-ordination & Communications
5,000
5,000
TOTAL REQUESTED FROM ACT ALLIANCE
2,442,709

Please kindly send your contributions to either of the following ACT bank accounts:

US dollar

Account Number - 240-432629.60A
IBAN No: CH46 0024 0240 4326 2960A

Euro

Euro Bank Account Number - 240-432629.50Z
IBAN No: CH84 0024 0240 4326 2950Z

Account Name: ACT - Action by Churches Together
UBS AG
8, rue du Rhône
P.O. Box 2600
1211 Geneva 4, SWITZERLAND
Swift address: UBSW CHZH12A

Please also inform the Finance Officer Jessie Kgoroeadira (direct tel. +4122/791.60.38, e-mail address jkg@act-intl.org) of all pledges/contributions and transfers, including funds sent direct to the implementers, now that the Pledge Form is no longer attached to the Appeal.

We would appreciate being informed of any intent to submit applications for EU, USAID and/or other back donor funding and the subsequent results. We thank you in advance for your kind co-operation.

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