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Kenya: Electoral violence - Operations Update No. 28

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The Kenya Red Cross Society's mission is to build capacity and respond with vigor, compassion and empathy to those affected by disaster and at risk, in the most effective and efficient manner. It works closely with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

This Operations Update (no. 28/2008) reflects the information available at this time.

Appeal History:

- On 4th January 2008, the Kenya Red Cross Society issued a Preliminary Appeal No. 1/2008 for Ksh 957,127,906 (US$ 15.4 million) to assist 500,000 beneficiaries for one (1) month. Visit http://www.kenyaredcross.org for information on the appeal narrative and budge.

For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:

- Mr. Abbas Gullet, Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross Society, Email; gullet.abbas@kenyaredcross.org Phone 254.20.60.35.93; 254.20.3950.000 Fax 254.20.60.35.89

- Dr. James Kisia, Deputy Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross Society, Email; kisia.james@kenyaredcross.org Phone 254.20.60.35.93; 254.20.3950.000 Fax 254.20.60.35.89

- Mr. Anthony Mwangi, Public Relations Manager, Kenya Red Cross Society, Email; info@kenyaredcross.org Phone 254.20.60.35.93; 254.20.3950.000 Fax 254.20.60.35.89

All Kenya Red Cross Society assistance seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and is committed to the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable. For support to or for further information concerning the Kenya Red Cross Society programmes or operations, or for a full description of the Society's profile, please access the Kenya Red Cross Society Website at http://www.kenyaredcross.org or the Federation's Website at http://www.ifrc.org

Operational Summary

Kenya Red Cross is in the process of revising its Preliminary Appeal so as to meet the needs that have emerged during the one month of the humanitarian crisis that had plagued Kenya. The current Preliminary Appeal period of one month is over, and a revised version is in the offing. The appeal is expected to cover recovery and rehabilitation efforts countrywide, among other areas. Kenya Red Cross has been focusing extensively on the distribution of relief food and non-food items, as well as provision of water, sanitation services, tracing and psychosocial services.

Situation

Tension was reported at the Sotik/Borabu border on the evening of 20th February 2008 where seven houses were burnt down and five people injured. In Transmara District tension was also reported with four confirmed deaths and ten people injured and admitted at the Tenwet Mission Hospital. This followed confrontation between the local people and the police. More transitional camps are coming up in Nyanza and Western Region.