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Tana Delta Renewed Clashes: Inter Agency Kenya Initial Rapid Assessment (KIRA) Preliminary Findings

Subject/Objective: 

To undertake an multi-sector rapid assessment in line with the Kenya Initial Rapid Assessment (KIRA) process in order to:
1. Get clear understanding on the situation and humanitarian impact following renewed inter-communal conflict in Tana Delta.
2. Verify information received to date and gather information on humanitarian response to date and gaps
3. Understand how different groups are affected and establish their priority needs
4. Understand the priorities for the purposes of resource mobilization and advocacy

Methodology: 

1. Secondary Data Analysis with information received from various sources, briefings from Government authorities and partners on the ground (red cross, WFP, MSF);
2. Field Visits, community and key informant interviews, direct observation in 1)2 Old Sites where possibly new affected HH might have arrived due to renewed clashes, 2) 2 new sites where affected HH have been integrated with local communities, 3) Communities hosting affected HH and 4) displacement in Urban settings in Mararani in Malindi district.
3. KIRA assessment mission conducted a purposive sample on five sites with the following statistics on displaced population; Dide Waride consisting of 178 households, 725 people, Bulanazi 34 households, 170 people, Marereni 257 households, 1409 people, Tarasaa 352 households, 1856 people.
4. Multi-agency, multi sectoral joint consolidation, analysis and verification of primary data conducted during the KIRA mission. Debrief of the mission findings with the KRCS in Garsen and Malindi as well as mission finding shared with District Commissioner and Drought Management Officer in the region.

Key findings: 

• Provision of food to displaced persons in both camps and HH integrated with local communities
• Strengthen inter-agency coordination mechanisms at local level through DSG Steering committee. To encourage responding partners on the ground to liaise with the KRCS and DC to take informed decisions after reviewing “who (agency) is doing what activities (sectors) where (location) and when”.
• Humanitarian communities with the KRCS and GoK to come up with long term early recovery plans on a phased basis i.e. phase 1 before elections and phase 2 - after elections.
• Support local capacities of KRCS, GoK and local partners to respond
• Urgent need to revise the conflict resolution/peace building initiatives currently in place to mitigate the cycle of violence witnessed in the Tana Delta.
• Even though education partners have been addressing various needs in Tana Delta, the sector should liaise with DEOs and local partners to address the overcrowding issues in the schools and the additional need for education support in the region.
• Strengthen supplementary feeding programme in facilities near camps to ensure malnourished <5yr children and pregnant and lactating mother get SFP food rations
• Agriculture sector to conduct detailed sectoral needs assessment for livestock restocking.
• Enhance security in all the affected areas/Villages

Sample size: 
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
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Assessment Data: 
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Operations(s)/Webspace(s): 
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Jan 2013 to 04 Jan 2013

Level of Representation

Village
Frequency: 
Status: 
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Community
Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Key Informant Interview
Focus group discussion
Observation
Population Type(s): 
Conflict affected population
IDPs
Host communities
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Kenya Red Cross Society
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Participating Organization(s): 
Catholic Relief Services
Location(s): 
Mombasa
Other location: 
Tana Delta
Theme(s): 
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Kenya Inter-agency Rapid Assessment