Kenya Inter-Cluster Team Situation Report No. 22, 21 Apr 2008: Kenya Post-Election Emergency Response – Cluster: Food Assistance

Kenya Inter-Cluster Team Situation Report No. 22, 21 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 157,585 IDPs in 182 camps and an additional 130,000 in host communities.

The security situation has returned to calm in most of the country. Last week, there were violent protests in parts of the country by the Mungiki sect with similarly belligerent reactions by police; however a government announcement that it would engage in discussions with the sect ended the protests. Tension still remains high in Trans Nzoia and Mt. Elgon district due to ongoing military operations aimed at flushing out SLDF Militiamen from Mt Elgon.

Humanitarian Response

GoK, KRC, WFP, and partners have jointly delivered 10,164 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 for the current distribution. WFP will face pipeline breaks for cereal shortfalls in June, and a dramatic pipeline break for all commodities in July.

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

WFP has distributed a total of 1,292 mt food in Nyanza and Western Provinces from 9 Jan to 15 April. The total assessed caseload for the 5th distribution is 3,056 IDPs in 12 camps. The distribution commenced on 11 April and is ongoing. WFP is also conducting an ongoing distribution to returnees in nine districts with one-off, settling-in rations, as well as dispatching 40 mt of CSB to hospitals in the province in response to a request from UNICEF. WFP Kisumu has a stock balance of 527 mt as on 18 April.

North Rift

WFP has distributed a total of 4,371 mt of food to IDPs in the North Rift valley from 5 Jan to 19 April. In the current distribution, WFP will provide 1,391 mt of food to 81,104 IDPs at 61 IDP sties 10 districts. Two transition centers in Trans Nzoia, Geta Farm and Salama have also been included; this is the reason for the new figure of 81,104 IDPs. WFP Eldoret has a stock balance of 529 mt as on 15 April.

South Rift / Central

WFP has distributed a total of 1,664 mt of food from 28 Jan to 7 April. In the current distribution, WFP is providing food to 57,699 IDPs. There is continuous verification of the numbers and food dispatches are conducted based on the real time figures in respective camps. WFP Nakuru has a stock balance of 126 mt as on 15 April.

Nairobi

A total of 1,105 mt food was distributed from 8 January to 31 March. The final round of food distributions to people affected by the post-election crisis in Nairobi slums started on 1 April and is ongoing; there have been delays due to insecurity in the past two week. The final distribution will provide 357 mt to 72,198 beneficiaries in the Nairobi slums.

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