An interagency quality and accountability review with special consideration for protection against sexual exploitation and abuse
A collaboration between the In-Country Network on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and the Joint Deployment of Joint Standards Initiative (The Sphere Project, HAP International and People In Aid)
Section 1: Introduction
1.1 Joint Deployment to Kenya
The Joint Standards' Initiative deployment to the Horn of Africa that began at the end of October 2011 concluded on 31 January 2012.
The Joint Standards' Initiative is an expression of the will to achieve greater coherence between the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International, the Sphere Project and People In Aid. It builds on previous experiences of collaboration in Haiti, Myanmar and Pakistan.
An estimated 12 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in East Africa .
Aid agencies in Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya have reported high rates of acute malnutrition as well as large numbers of livestock deaths and other indicators of livelihood distress.
Numerous factors, including drought, the protracted conflict in Somalia, rising food prices, seasonal floods and localised resource conflicts are contributing to a deepening crisis.