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Kenya: Floods Operations Update No.1

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Appeal target (current): CHF 432,589 (USD 415,950 or EUR 292,289) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief delivering immediate assistance to some 30,000 people. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: The predicted El Nino rains that commenced with the onset of 2009 short rains season have resulted in destruction of property, loss of lives and displacement of hundreds of people in several parts of the country affecting populations, some of who have not recovered from effects of drought. The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), through this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund seeks to assist 30,000 persons affected by floods for a period of one month, through provision of food and non-food items (NFI), search and rescue services, health, water and sanitation services to combat possible disease outbreaks.

The Kenya Red Cross Society has distributed 4,428 Non Food Items (NFIs) and dispatched 8MT of food to various districts. This operation is expected to be implemented over a period of one month, and is expected to be completed by 4 February 2010 and a Final Report made available three months after the operation.