Kenyan Red Cross seeks 23 million dollars for violence refugees

Kenyan Red Cross seeks 23 million dollars for violence refugees

NAIROBI, March 26, 2008 (AFP) – The Kenya Red Cross Society on Wednesday appealed for 23 million dollars (14 million euros) to help resettle hundreds of thousands of people displaced by post-election violence.

Secretary General Abbas Gullet said the cash would help rebuild houses, provide seeds for planting and food for long-term relief for the displaced families scattered in the capital and western region.

“The government has a resettlement plan but humanitarian organisations should assist them. The task of resettlement requires a lot of co-operation,” Gullet told reporters.

He said the agency had received 10 million dollars after asking for 14 million in January at the height of tribal fighting and revenge killings that were sparked by the disputed December 27 general elections .