During the reporting period, activities of the regional delegation of the ICRC in Nairobi continued generally according to plan. However, with worsening food insecurity in Kenya due to the drought, the organization launched an emergency response with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), reaching over 40,000 people with food and other forms of assistance by the end of June 2022.
In all three countries, ICRC continued to work hand in hand with national Red Cross or Red Crescent partners. The joint focus of this collaboration remained on the restoration of family links (RFL) for migrants in Djibouti with Djibouti Red Crescent Society (DRCS), and for refugees in Tanzania with Tanzanian Red Cross Society (TRCS) and in Kenya with the KRCS.
In Kenya, regular programs continued aimed at strengthening the resilience of violence-affected communities living in the coastal and north-eastern region, and at working with prison authorities to ensure humane conditions for prisoners. In addition, increased preparedness actions were conducted jointly with the KRCS in anticipation of Kenya’s general elections held in August 2022.
Kenya, Djibouti and Tanzania: Facts and Figures June 2022
In Lamu Islands, livelihood patterns and access to basic services are affected by security concerns and geographical factors. To maintain contact with communities and deliver humanitarian aid, the ICRC and Kenya Red Cross rely on sea transport. Josiah Karanja/ICRC
To foster support for its work and raise awareness on international humanitarian law (IHL) and ensure its integration into domestic context, the ICRC regularly engaged with government officials, security forces, religious and community leaders, universities, and the media. At a regional level, ICRC hosted a seminar with government officials from eight eastern African countries on the implementation of IHL, and in addition, co-hosted a global workshop with Kenya Defence Forces on partnered military operations for military commanders from 17 countries.
Through its regional logistics hub together with a diverse team of thematic specialists based in Nairobi, ICRC continued to deliver humanitarian aid and to directly support ICRC operations in different parts of Africa and beyond.
First aid training sessions for Islamic Clerics in Lamu Island. The trainings are facilitated by the KRCS and equip the clerics in the event they need to respond to adherents while enhancing understanding of the Red Cross. Josiah Karanja/ ICRC
In May, after 30 years of being located on Denis Pritt Road in Nairobi’s Kilimani neighborhood, the ICRC moved its offices to the newly built complex in Westlands, inaugurated by senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ICRC headquarters in Geneva. Our new address: Ngecha Road off Lower Kabete Road. Welcome – Karibuni!
Our new address: Ngecha Road off Lower Kabete Road Josiah Karanja/ICRC
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