ACT Appeal Kenya: Response to post-election crisis – AFKE81 Revision 1

ACT Appeal Kenya: Response to post-election crisis – AFKE81 Revision 1


Appeal Target: US$ 4,998,914

Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 3,102,475

Geneva, 15 April 2008

Dear Colleagues,

Please find enclosed the revision of the ACT appeal for Kenya (AFKE81) which now includes activities by Diakonie Emergency Aid (DEA) and four partners of the Anglican Church of Kenya, as well as changes on some of the activities and areas of interventions by Christian Aid, Church World Service, Lutheran World Federation, Lutheran World Relief and Norwegian Church Aid.

Following the elections in Kenya on 27 December 2007 and allegations of vote-rigging, sporadic violence broke out in many parts of the country between supporters of Party of National Unity and the Orange Democratic Movement . At least 1,000 people died and thousands were displaced due to the violence. On 28 February 2008, the two political factions signed a power-sharing agreement which was greeted with jubilation and relieve in many parts of the country.

However, while the political deal has been agreed upon, and peace resumed in many parts across the country, majority of the displaced families are still living in IDP camps. Many fear to return to their homes, particularly in the Rift valley province where many deaths were reported during the peak of the crisis. Continued clashes for different reasons were witnessed in Mt. Elgon and Laikipia Districts (resource related conflict especially land and water) and have created fears for IDPs to return home.

Based on the current official information released by the Government and the Kenya Red Cross, over 250,000 people still remain in the IDP camps. In recognition of continued humanitarian needs in Kenya, the international humanitarian community began a process of revising its Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan. Simultaneously, a process of contingency plan for possible deterioration of the humanitarian situation is being finalised. Aid agencies led by the UN Protection Cluster are refining a draft plan for durable solutions to assistance being offered to IDPs in Kenya.

On 12 March 2008, the ACT Kenya Forum (AKF) participated in a UNDP stakeholders workshop which marked the start-up of the UNDP work plan development process built upon five lines of actions- peace and reconciliation, stabilization, livelihoods, access and delivery of basic services and mainstreaming of cross cutting issues. This revised appeal therefore takes into consideration the UNDP focus areas of intervention in order to ensure their sustainability, promote spontaneous recovery and coping initiatives of IDPs and pave the way for long term recovery.

Names of ACT members:

– Christian Aid (CA)
– Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK)
– Church World Service (CWS)
– Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
– Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
– Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)
– Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)
– Diakonie Emergency Aid (DEA)
– DanChurchAId (DCA)

Project Completion Date: 31 January 2009

Reporting schedule:
Reports due ACT CO
CA, ACK, CWS, LWF, LWR, NCA, DEA and PDA
Interim narrative & financial
31 August 2008
Final narrative & financial
31 March 2009
Audit
30 April 2009
Summary of Appeal Targets, Pledges/Contributions Received and Balance Requested
ACT member
Revised Appeal Target US$
**Less: Pledges/Contr Recd
Total US$
Christian Aid
662,739
302,077
360,662
Anglican Church of Kenya
1,359,134
708,990
650,144
Church World Service
913,544
418,607
494,937
Lutheran World Federation
396,701
38,782
357,919
Lutheran World Relief
176,780
15,000
161,780
Norwegian Church Aid
91,838
31,391
60,447
Diakonie Emergency Aid
89,647
0
89,647
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
923,862
176,923
746,939
*Assorted tents donation in kind to AKF from NCA/DCA
374,669
204,669
170,000
ACT Communications/Co-ordination
10,000
0
10,000
TOTAL
4,998,914
1,896,439
3,102,475
TOTAL REQUESTED FROM THE ACT ALLIANCE


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3,102,475

Note *: About USD 374,669 was mobilised by FinnChurch Aid and NCA to secure 1,519 tents for onward distribution amongst the IPs in their respective areas. Out of this total, NCA had advanced US$170,000. **Income and pledges as at 10 April 2008. Please kindly send your contributions to either of the following ACT bank accounts: US dollar Account Number – 240-432629.60A IBAN No: CH46 0024 0240 4326 2960A Euro Euro Bank Account Number – 240-432629.50Z IBAN No: CH84 0024 0240 4326 2950Z Account Name: ACT – Action by Churches Together UBS AG 8, rue du Rhône P.O. Box 2600 1211 Geneva 4, SWITZERLAND Swift address: UBSWCHZH80A Please also inform the Finance Officer Jessie Kgoroeadira (jkg@act-intl.org) and the Programme Officer Michael Hyden (mhy@act-intl.org), of all pledges/contributions and transfers, including funds sent direct to the implementers, now that the Pledge Form is no longer attached to the Appeal. We would appreciate being informed of any intent to submit applications for EU, USAID and/or other back donor funding and the subsequent results. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation. For further information please contact: Director, John Nduna (phone +41 22 791 6033 or mobile phone + 41 79 203 6055) or ACT Program Officer, Michael Hyden (phone +41 22 791 6040 or mobile +41 79 433 0592) ACT Web Site address: http://www.act-intl.org John Nduna Director, ACT Co-ordinating Office

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Source: Action by Churches Together International (ACT)

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