Kenya

WFP Emergency Report No. 48 of 1997: Kenya

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Situation Report
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WFP EMERGENCY REPORT
Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme
Report No. 48 of 1997 Date: 28 November 1997

This report includes: A) Democratic People's Republic of Korea B)
Afghanistan C) Iraq D) East Africa I - Floods: Somalia and Kenya E)
East Africa II and Central Africa: Uganda, Rwanda, Republic of Congo
(Brazzaville) and Democratic Republic of Congo F) Angola.

From J.-M. Boucher, Chief, Programming Service. Available on the
Internet at the WFP Home Page http://www.wfp.org/ or by e-mail from
Deborah.Hicks@wfp.org (fax 39 6 6513 2837). For information regarding
resources, donors are requested to contact Francesco.Strippoli@wfp.org
or Aleesa.Blum@wfp.org at WFP Rome, telephone 39 6 6513 2504 or 6513
2004.

PART I - HIGHLIGHTS
(Details below in Part II)

. Kenya
a) Government of Kenya launches appeal for flood victims in the eight
eastern border districts. WFP and other organizations to conduct
assessment missions in affected areas.
b) WFP has prepared a contingency plan to airlift 850 metric tons of
food for 122,000 refugees in Dadaab camp for January food distribution.

PART II - DETAILS

KENYA - FLOOD SITUATION

2.1 The Government of Kenya has launched an appeal for flood victims in
the eight eastern border districts in Kenya. The Tana River has burst
its banks at several points and a state of emergency has been declared
in several districts in Northeastern and Coast provinces. WFP and other
organizations are planning assessment missions into affected areas and
continue to monitor the situation closely.

2.2 An expansion of WFP's on-going drought operation was previously
approved for 6,638 metric tons of cereals. WFP plans to use resources
contributed towards this operation to cover the needs of people affected
by flooding.

2.3 Meanwhile, WFP is preparing a contingency plan to airlift 850
metric tons of food for 122,000 refugees in Dadaab camp, now cut off by
floods, for the first January food distribution.