The county government of West Pokot in collaboration with a multi-agency team led a three-day assessment exercise in Parua, Nyarkulian and Tamkal areas following the fatal landslides disaster.
The team went on a fact-finding mission to assess the full extent of the disaster’s impact, define the needs for recovery, and, in so doing, serve as the basis for designing a recovery strategy and guide donors’ funding.
The assessments will also form the basis for county and the national governments and other stakeholders to develop recovery plans and allocate required resources to the affected population.
Elizabeth Gichuki- Director, Resource Mobilization & Donor Coordination while speaking during a debrief with the team said that the assessment would be the first step towards developing a holistic recovery programme that promotes equity and inclusion.
The multi-agency team which consisted of Red Cross, World Vision Kenya, ADS, NMDA, Jitokeze Wamama Africa, Yang’at and Youth Bunge deployed experts to support assessments in areas most affected by the landslides.
The assessment followed a one-day training on how to use mobile phone applications for data collection.
The catastrophic landslides that rocked Parua, Nyarkulian and Tamkal areas led to the deaths of more than 40 people, while many others were injured and livelihoods destroyed.