About MISCC

Molo IDPs Support Coordination Committee (MISCC) appreciate the effort by the Government, the Red Cross and other players. The work to provide food and services to the IDPs has been demanding and as a result, Red Cross in collaboration with some volunteers within Molo camps came up with an idea of recruiting a camp manager at each camp to facilitate organization and management of the camps.

With the recent influx of people fleeing their farms, the need to streamline relief distribution and management of camps has been identified to ensure there is efficiency in addressing the needs of the IDPs. Consultation among the camp managers, clergy, Network for Eco-farming in Africa (NECOFA), Mau Community Forest Association (MACOFA) and Red Cross has been done to explore the best options to improve IDPs support delivery mechanism.

Consequently, a meeting was held 30th January 2008 where participants agreed to constitute “Molo IDPs Support Coordination Committee”. The committee draw members from IDPs, Camp Managers, Civil Societies, and clergy. The committee is intended to work closely with the District Disaster Management Committee to avoid duplication and contradiction.
MISCC focus at participating in emergency support, social and psychological rehabilitation of IDPs and eventually during the resettlement process.

Main objective
Return to normalcy, harmonious co-existence, socio-economic development and enhanced access to information and education for communities living on Molo District.

Specific objectives

1. Molo IDPs provided with humanitarian support to ease suffering.
2. Enhanced understanding and respect for gender and human rights.
3. Return to normalcy.
4. Enhanced participatory socio-economic development in Molo District.
5. Improved access to information and education
6. People in Molo District co-existing and living harmoniously.
7. An informed society on governance and democratization

MISCC and organs: MISCC structure comprise several organs to ensure efficiency, delegation and sharing of roles including tapping the synergy within the membership. The organs comprise special committees and secretariat: the special committees include: IDPs representatives committee from seven camps, host Pastors/clergy committee, representatives of CSOs committee and camps managers committee. There are also seven camps committees where the special committees draw their members from. The special committees provide space for each category to deliberate on pertinent issues related to their responsibilities and overall progress being realized to enhance service delivery to IDPs. Representatives from each committee form MISCC that steer decisions and actions necessary to ensure efficient coordination of the players and delivery of services including participation of IDPs in decision making and carrying out responsibilities meant to facilitate their recovery and self determination.

Composition of the MISCC committee
• Camp managers – 3
• Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) – 7
• Clergy/pastors – 3
• Civil Society – 4
o Network for Eco-farming in Africa (NECOFA)
o Kenya Human Rights (local representatives)
o Mau Community Forest Association (MACOFA)
o Maendeleo Endelevu Action Program (MEAP)
o Muungano Community Development Organisation (MUCODO)
o Biodiversity Conservation Organisation (BCA)
o Centre for Rural Support Initiatives (CERCI)
o Education for Women in Democracy (ECWD) (local representatives)
Roles and responsibilities of various committees

Roles of IDP Committee
1. Identify true IDPs
2. Identify IDPs needs & liaise with other players
3. To over see the welfare of IDPs
4. Settle disputes among IDPs
5. Organize security for IDPs in the camps
6. Ensure cleanliness in the camps
7. Keeping of records in the camps
8. Ensure Equity in distribution/sharing of food & supplies
9. Ensure that each IDP is registered with individual camp
10. To communicate decisions/petitions to DC and other players
11. To meet once a week ( Fridays at 2.00. pm)
12. To facilitate IDPs meetings and dialogues

Role of Pastors Committee
1. To ensure that the philosophy of the Christian church is not compromised
2. Provide Spiritual guidance & counseling to IDPs
3. Identify talents & skills that would benefit the IDPs from their churches and organize forums / meeting to tap the same
4. Mobilize other clergy & come up with a strong church stand on current violence and plight of IDPs
5. To ensure there is equity in distribution of food & other supplies to IDPs and ensure dispensing is done at camps
6. Facilitate dialogue and participation of IDPs in decision-making regarding relocation and other pertinent issues
7. Closely monitor service delivery particularly by government organs like Town council, Public health, NGOs and advice the DC accordingly
8. Out source literature / documentaries and other materials useful to IDPs
9. Sensitize Pastors, congregation and organize visits to camps for local society’s involvement
10. Organize prayer meetings at camps regularly
11. Mobilize support from well wishers
12. Hold regular pastors committee meetings

Managers Roles
1. Supervise the camp committee and sub committees
2. Supervise food /supplies delivery and distribution
3. Liaise with other players in ensuring security and others needs of IDPs are addressed
4. In consultation with other camp committee members reprimand members of the committee with unbecoming behaviors
5. Participate in sourcing food/supplies for respective camps
6. Supervise proper record keeping in camps
7. ensure efficient communication and coordination within camps and among players
8. Facilitating IDPs to access other support services

Roles of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Committee
1. Mobilize support for IDPs
2. Assist in capacity building for different committees and IDPs in general
3. Facilitate Equity in distribution of supplies to IDPs
4. Cater for special needs
5. Actively Participate in resettlement process to ensure IDPs involvement in decision making
6. Monitoring IDPs support activities

Roles of the camp committees
1. Ensuring fairness in service provision
2. Keeping records (List of names, Needs etc.)
3. Ensuring clean environment in camps
4. Liaising with counselors/clergy in attending to IDPs needs
5. Organize for security in camps
6. Taking disciplinary actions to those who violate camp rules
7. Training IDPs on survival techniques
8. Attending to special needs of the IDPs e.g. sick people
9. Responding to opportunities (e.g. schooling for children, recreational etc.)
10. Informing the IDPs
11. Sourcing food and other supplies
12. Thanking supporters/well wishers through calls etc.

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