The Kenya Red Cross Society is constitutionally mandated with the responsibility of assisting the Kenyan Government carry out humanitarian work in times of peace or conflict. Natural disasters such as drought, famine, floodsThe purpose of the Disaster Response Field Manual is to provide all Kenya Red Cross personnel, field staff and volunteers with clear guidelines and procedures in order to carry out efficient and effective relief operation in accordance with the fundamental Principles of the InternationalRedCross & Red Crescent Movement and the Code of Conduct for Disaster Response.
The importance of all field staff adhering to the guidelines outlined in this Field Manual is imperative in order to improve KRCS performance in the field of disaster relief response for the benefit of the vulnerable in community and the KRCS image by proving that we are a well functioning society when it comes to relief work.
The efficiency of the management, reporting and financial accounting in relief operations is extremely important to donors and for the enhancement of our credibility and image towards the general public. Relief operations in emergencies must strictly comply with the provisions of the code of conduct for Disaster Response in that the dignity of the recipient must be upheld at all times and as humanly as possible in all circumstances.