HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO IDPs THROUGH PROVISION OF CLEAN AND SAFE WATER PROGRESS REPORT
1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This is a report of the New Life International Kenya-(NLI-K) and covers the periods between January and June 2008. It highlights activities of NLI-K among IDPs in relation to water treatment using table salt technology to produce chlorine. The report is based on a tracer study and completed questionnaires circulated earlier by the country director to targeted populations. Illustrations have been provided in the form of photographs to create a clear picture of the situation on the ground.
NLI-K project implementation of the IDPS was part of the broader tasks organized by the country director involving the following activities:
a) Work in five IDP camps by implementing programme in two Naivasha camps, Kandutura Health centre camp, Karura community Chapel and in Ekerenyo camp in Nyamira district.
b) Reviewing a study on the IDPs conducted in the month of January 2008.
c) Proposed discussions of the findings of the five IDP camps.
d) Development of the policy for future support of programmes.
e) Transfer of technology to beneficiaries to enhance sustainability.
The objectives of this report are at two levels; the first level is at the organization level where the main objective is to assess the degree to which the objectives of the project's programmes have been met and recommend main areas of improvements of the programme.
The second level of the broad objectives also involves the improvement of the health and sanitation standards through training, education and promotion of health and hygiene. It also involves improvement of the environment protection.
TERMS OF REFERENCE:
a) Training IDP leaders on hygiene and safe sanitation practices.
b) Monitoring the usage of water purifiers
c) Surveillance of water quality from installed purifiers and safety standards in relation to outbreak of water borne diseases.
d) Marketing water purifiers
e) Response rate and demand level for water purifiers from government and
An increase in IDPs number was recorded in Nyanza province.
IDPs interviewed in Naivasha, Karura Community Chapel, Kandutura and Ekerenyo said, they were eager to return to their homes but were worried about security. They called for clear guidelines on resettlement and increase peace-building dialogues.
There has been relative success in coordination and where non-district intervention teams were formed. However, there are still challenges in some camps especially with the onset of long rains.