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Kenya: Population Movement Emergency appeal n° MDRKE018 - 8 Month Summary

Situation Report
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Period covered by this Ops Update: October 2011 to June 2012

Appeal target (current): CHF 26,154,197;

Appeal coverage: 34%

• A preliminary emergency appeal was launched on 19 October 2011 for CHF 27,618,017 (plus an estimated CHF 3,050,000 for emergency response units) to assist 60,000 beneficiaries for 12 months.

• An Emergency Appeal was launched on 29 November 2011 for CHF 26,154,197 for 12 months to assist 76,000 beneficiaries; this is likely to increase to 110,000 over the operational timeframe.

• Partner National Societies (PNS) have provided specific support by their Emergency Response Unit (ERUs) through the provision of human resources, training and equipment totalling to CHF 700,000. This includes Information Technology (IT) and Telecom (CHF 50,000), Health care (CHF 250,000), Base Camp (CHF 325,000) and Logistics (CHF 75,000). Including ERU support, the total value under the appeal amounts to CHF 26,854,197. 2 • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 500,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society set up the operations in Dadaab.

Summary: The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) took over the IFO 2 refugee camp at a time that there was a complex interplay between heightened insecurity involving abductions and use of Improvised Explosive Devices, as well as a humanitarian crisis that followed displacement of populations from Somalia due to escalating violence and the effects of drought in the Horn of Africa. The Humanitarian Crisis was evidenced by cholera outbreaks, active transmission of measles as well as worrying malnutrition and mortality rates.

The humanitarian space was rapidly shrinking as a result of the increase in security related incidents, which forced UNHCR to halt non life saving activities in the camps. Life saving activities included Health and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation and Food Distribution.