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Operational Guidance for funding proposals in Kenya, 2012

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  1. RATIONALE

DG ECHO's strategic objectives included in the regional HIP for 2012 for the Horn of Africa (HoA) are:

a) People affected by crisis, whether man-made or natural, are assisted in a timely fashion and offered adequate protection through humanitarian assistance, including improved emergency preparedness.

b) Local resilience is strengthened through Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities preparing targeted vulnerable and at-risk communities to better cope with drought and other natural disasters.

For Kenya, this strategy will be more specifically targeting:

a) Refugee populations and host communities trough the provision of multi-sectoral assistance, with a focus on life-saving services and protection for the most vulnerable groups such as new arrivals from Somalia.

b) Vulnerable populations in disaster prone /crisis affected/ area's of the country.
Saving lives will imply a focus on management of acute malnutrition while ensuring adequate access to food to specific socio-economic groups experiencing food deficits to prevent further deterioration of the nutrition status of the population. Protecting livelihoods is also considered through supporting populations affected by weather hazards to safeguard essential livelihood assets and/or stabilizing conditions to promote rehabilitation and restoration of self reliance.

Given all uncertainties in 2012, DG ECHO strategy remains flexible and subject to changes if the evolution of the humanitarian situation requires.

The present document has been prepared in order to complement the overall framework of DG ECHO strategy and to guide discussions with partners seeking DG ECHO funding support. It identifies operational recommendations in health, nutrition, water & sanitation, and food assistance, aiming to increase the impact and coherence of the proposed interventions.

The inclusion of the operational recommendations in a proposal to DG ECHO does not imply a warranty for funding. Every proposal will be appraised on a case by case basis, against the prevailing context and the Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) and the Finanaicla and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA).

The recommendations are complementing DG ECHO policies and guidelines on visibility - Food assistance - Cash and vouchers - Water and sanitation - Children in conflict – Gender – Protection - Medical care in emergencies.