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Tana river county floods, Tana North district, Kenya Initial Rapid Assessment (KIRA) report


Provide stakeholders with information on the humanitarian situation following flooding in part of Tana River County through a multi-agency, multi-sectoral rapid assessment using the Kenya
Initial Rapid Assessment (KIRA) tool


Primary data collection and initial analysis was carried out in the field from 17th – 21st April, 2013. The request for conducting a KIRA came from District Commissioner and District Steering Group meetings in Hola (Tana River District) and Bura (Tana North District). KRCS Nairobi, having field presence in the district, supported the mission need.

Key findings: 

• Food, Shelter & NFI, WASH and Health support
• Food situation is deemed critical. Response so far by GoK and a few aid agencies in the area does not cover all needs. Limited number of tarpaulins provided by KRCS and MSF-Spain. WASH facilities are damaged /collapsed. Communities are using untreated water from nearby pans and canals. No access to health facilities, including reproductive health and no outreach health activities
• Flooded areas without access, is a major concern
• Lack of updated secondary data continues to be an issue
• Response activities need to be coordinated/ harmonized

Sample size: 
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Available on Request
Assessment Data: 
Not Available
Assessment Date(s): 
с 17 Апр 2013 по 21 Апр 2013
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Key Informant Interview
Focus group discussion
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Médecins Sans Frontières
International Medical Corps
International Organization for Migration
Kenya Red Cross Society
Government of Kenya - Ministry of Agriculture
Government of Kenya - Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development
Government of Kenya - Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
Government of Kenya - National Drought Management Authority
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Other location: 
Tana River
Inter-Cluster Coordination