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Kenya: Population Movement, Revised Emergency appeal n° MDRKE018

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This Revised Emergency Appeal now seeks CHF 21, 427, 140 in cash, kind or services to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) assist about 60,000 direct beneficiaries (with health care reaching up to 140 000 beneficiaries including host communities) for an additional 2 months, and will be completed by the end of December 2013. A Final Report will be made available by 31 March 2014.

Appeal target (current): CHF 21,427,140

Appeal coverage: 72% (of the now revised budget)

Appeal history:

· 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.

· 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.

· An Emergency Appeal was launched on 29 November 2011 for CHF 26 154 197 to assist 76 000 beneficiaries for 12 months.

· An operations update n° 1 was published on 25 January 2012 to provide an update on the operation progress since the launch.

· An 8 months summary update was published on 30 August 2012.

· An operations update n° 2 was published on 31 December 2012.

· A 12 months summary update was published on 31 December 2012.

· A revised Emergency Appeal was launched on 31 December 2012 seeking a reduced CHF 10 439 107 and extending the operation for a further 12 months to October 2013.

· An operations update n° 3 was published on 27 May 2013.

· This revision of the appeal highlights activities proposed to be implemented over the coming 2 months of the operation and permits an increase in the number of beneficiaries under the health outcome and adds a lesson learning component to the appeal. The revision also recognises that the previous Emergency appeals only catered for the 2012 proposed budget, while the revised budget now combines both 2012 and 2013 budgets.

Summary: KRCS began an operational partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for support of key sector activities in IFO 2 West in October 2011. The camp was established in mid-2011, to accommodate refugees who arrived in Kenya in the second half of 2010 and first half of 2011, following intensified fighting in Somalia, and as a result of the drought that affected the Horn of Africa in 2011. The key sector activities included in the agreement are;

· Camp Management

· Health

· Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

The initial duration of the operation was agreed for a period of one year. The revised appeal then extended this to mid-2013 and this revision now extends the agreement and the support until the end of 2013. This appeal highlights activities proposed to be implemented in this additional year as an extension of the agreement and as a revision to the appeal. It also outlines an increased budget and doubling of the health assistance. A lesson learning element has also been added (see outcome 5 below).

The Key deliverables include:

Outcome 1: The immediate and medium term water and sanitation needs of 60 000 refugees in IFO 2 West are met through the provision of safe water, adequate sanitation and promotion of hygiene practices.

Outcome 2: The immediate and medium term health and nutrition needs are met and health risks for 120 000 refugees, 20 000 members of host communities as well as staff and volunteers are reduced.

Outcome 3: Improved transitional shelter conditions for 150 staff (Interlocking Stabilised Soil Block, ISSB, technology).

Outcome 4: Effective camp management, community based security and well-coordinated systems are in place to facilitate delivery of high quality assistance to up to 60 000 refugees for a period of a further 12 months.

Outcome 5: Operational research will be conducted to document best practices in refugee operations

Project monitoring will be done at two levels; sector specific monitoring will be done by the implementing teams, which are supported by UNHCR and community leaders. UNHCR conducts regular monitoring visits and provides appropriate feedback per sector. The camp leadership, which is often involved during implementation, also provides feedback during sector specific coordination meetings.

The national level monitoring is conducted by the KRCS Monitoring and Evaluation unit, as well as by the IFRC Programme Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting Team. The two teams will conduct separate monitoring visits and develop field mission reports which are often shared with the project implementing teams.

The KRCS has successfully implemented this project for the past 20 months (November 2011 to July 2013) and the revision now seeks to provide key sector services for the remainder of this year. KRCS has implemented similar programmes in the past, including camp management and lifesaving services in Health and Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and child protection services during the 2008 Post Election Violence (PEV) in which 691,530 people were displaced in several parts of the country.

The IFRC,on behalf of Kenya Red Cross Society, would like to extend thanks to all partners for their generous contributions.

All operations-related appeals, reports, updates and information are available on the Appeals, plans and updates section of the web site: http://www.ifrc.org/en/publications-and-reports/appeals/