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Kenya: Floods, Landslides & Conflicts Operation Update No. 3

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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.

The Operations Update No. 2/2008 reflects the information available at this time:

- Kenya Red Cross launched a Preliminary Appeal No. 3/2008 targeting Ksh.585, 839,514 (CHF 6,657,407, USD 7,510,763) that will assist 300,000 beneficiaries for 3 months.

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 254.20.395 0000. Fax 254.20.60.35.89.

- Dr. James Kisia, Deputy Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross Society, Email; kisia.james@kenyaredcross.org Phone 254.20.395 0000. Fax 254.20.60.35.89.

- Mrs. Annette Msabeni, Acting Head of Department, Disaster Preparedness and Response, Kenya Red Cross Society; Email msabeni.annette@kenyaredcross.org Phone 254.20.395 0000. Fax 254.20.60.35.89.

- Mr. Titus Mung'ou, Public Relations & Communications Officer, Kenya Red Cross Society, Email info@kenyaredcross.org . Phone 254.20.395 0000. 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

Most parts of the country did not record heavy rains and flooding as in the past few weeks. However, hundreds of people displaced by floods are still in temporary shelters as the water level in affected areas has not subsided significantly. The impact of floods is expected to be experienced for the next three months.

The situation is complex in Mandera and Meru where more people were displaced as a result of conflicts. The aftermath of floods in Mandera was compounded by further movements of populations following the abduction of two Catholic nuns and beefing up of security in the area.

With some of the post election violence victims still displaced and the current situation, the Kenya Red Cross joined other humanitarian agencies during the launch of the United Nations Consolidated Appeal 2009, dubbed Emergency Response Plan, whose aim is to find lasting solutions and enhancement of disaster preparedness.