Kenya Inter-Cluster Team Situation Report No. 20, 7 Apr 2008: Kenya Post-Election Emergency Response – Cluster: Food Assistance

Kenya Inter-Cluster Team Situation Report No. 20, 7 Apr 2008: Kenya Post-Election Emergency Response – Cluster: Food Assistance


Kenya Post-Election Emergency Response: Food Assistance Sector

Situation Overview

Kenya Red Cross(KRC), Government of Kenya(GoK), Office of the President/Special Programmes, and WFP are coordinating the single-food-pipeline and food assistance activities in Kenya, building on the existing food assistance coordination mechanisms in Kenya.

The latest statistics from KRC show 202,470 IDPs in 235 camps. KRC estimates 150,000 IDPs for the next four months; these are IDPs who will not be able to easily go home for different reasons.

The general security situation in the past week was calm. The highways were accessible and no post-election related violence was reported. However, tension continues in Trans Nzoia and Mt. Elgon districts following military operations aimed at flushing out Saboat Land Defence Force Militiamen.

The Security phase of Nakuru, Naivasha and south Rift Valley has been revised to Phase-I effective 28 March 08. Nyanza, Western, Eldoret and north Rift Valley provinces have been revised to Phase-II. Mt.Elgon remains at Phase-III. All other security phases remain unchanged.

Humanitarian Response

GoK, KRC, WFP, and partners jointly delivered 9,469 mt of assorted food. Adequate WFP stocks are in place at four operational hubs (Eldoret, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nairobi), in addition to GoK and KRC stocks, to respond to identified needs. In March GoK/Office of the President had provided 15,000 bags of maize, equivalent to 1350 mt, for the post-election humanitarian response. Under the IASC Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan, WFP appealed for additional USD 84.35 million needed to cater for IDPs and populations affected by short rains failure in arid and semi-arid districts until the end of 2008.

Nyanza and Western Provinces

A total of 1045 mt food has been served in Nyanza and Western Provinces from 9 Jan to 5 April. 11,471 IDP returnees in Bondo and Rarieda districts have received 195 mt one-off one-month ration in the past week. A total of 77,419 IDP returnees have been identified in nine districts. WFP Kisumu hub has three staff members on the ground and a stock balance of 460 mt as on 6 April.

North Rift

A total of 3,963 mt food has been served to IDPs in the North Rift valley from 5 Jan to 5 April. In the current distribution, WFP will support 76,377 IDPs in 10 districts with a two-week ration of 651 mt of food. A total of 113 mt of assorted commodities was dispatched to Uasin Gishu, Bungoma, and Lugari and Trans-nzoia district, while 45 mt of csb was dispatched to Kisumu hub. WFP Eldoret has 18 staff members on the ground and a stock balance of 553 mt as on 6 April.

South Rift / Central

A total of 1,457mt food has been served from 28 Jan to 31 March. 64 mt of food distributed to 7,013 IDPs in 15 camps and 42 mt of CSB delivered to 6 hospitals in Naivasha, Nakuru, Rumuruti, Nanyuki and Nakuru north districts. Narok district hospital will be reached today 7 April. This is part of the 95 mt request by UNICEF. Food deliveries to all the camps planned for the month of March were successfully completed during the period under review to 56,689 IDPs with 468 mt food. WFP Nakuru has five staff members on the ground and a stock balance of 246 mt as on 5 April.

Nairobi

A total of 1,105 mt food has been served from 8 Jan to 31 March. The final round of food distributions to persons affected by the post-election crisis in Nairobi slums started on 1 April and is ongoing. This final distribution will provide 357 mt to 72,198 beneficiaries in the Nairobi slums. These numbers are subject to increase if a meeting at the DO Kibera agrees to add Maji na Ufanizi to the list from the last distribution.

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