Kenya: Complex Emergency (Floods, Drought and Civil Unrest) Emergency appeal n° MDRKE023 6-month summary update


Period covered by this update: June 2012 to December 2012. This update represents a six-month summary of the operation (cumulative narrative and financial).

Appeal target (current): CHF 20,419,397 Appeal coverage: 5%;

Appeal History:

  • This Emergency appeal was launched on 11 June 2012 for CHF 20,419,397 for 12 months to assist 465,844 beneficiaries.

  • A DREF (MDRKE022) of CHF 314,208 was allocated in May 2012 from the IFRC DREF to support provision of immediate support to 20,892 persons displaced by floods in West Kenya, Rift Valley and Coast.

  • Two Operations Updates were issued highlighting initial response following the launching of the appeal.


The Complex Emergencies appeal sought to cater to the needs of beneficiaries affected by a number of anticipated emergencies including drought, conflicts and floods. The innovative approach to fundraising for disaster response activities was guided by Kenya Red Cross Society’s (KRCS) experience in emergency response in Kenya, which in the last five years has followed a cyclical trend. Funds raised under this appeal have enabled the society to respond to beneficiary needs arising from inter-clan conflicts in Tana Delta (Pokomo and Orma clans), Wajir and Moyale districts (Borana and Gabras communities), riots in Mombasa and floods in Western Kenya. The funds also supported preparedness activities in Nairobi, Tana delta and western regions of the country. In addition, the skills of both staff and volunteers were strengthened in the Lower Eastern and Coast regions through refresher training in Emergency Preparedness and response with funds from this appeal. Analysis of response operations undertaken by the national society reveals that conflicts (Inter-clan conflicts, riots, threat of violence) have been the main type of disaster during the period under review.