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Kenya: Nyando District Kisumu Hub: Post-Floods Needs Assessment Report, 13-16th January 2013

Kenya Red Cross

The Kenya meteorological department predictions indicated that the country was expected to experience enhanced rainfall for the period October-December2012, during the short rains with most parts of Kenya experiencing above normal rainfall while most parts of the Rift valley, Nairobi and parts of North Eastern counties experiencing slightly above normal rainfall.

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Kenya: Floods 2012 DREF operation n° MDRKE024 Final Report

Summary: CHF 277,616 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering assistance to approximately 12,936 beneficiaries and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.

The December-January-February (DJF) rain season caused heavy flooding in Western Kenya and mudslides were experienced in the Rift Valley regions affecting more than 6,985 households. A total of 17 deaths related to the floods (4) and mudslides (13) were reported.

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Kenya Education Cluster Annual Report 2013

Education was interrupted and school time lost in areas affected by disasters such as conflict, floods and drought in Kenya. These disasters put many children at risk, exposing them to dangerous and rapidly changing situations. The education cluster was reactivated in 2013, and carried out several activities to strengthen emergency preparedness and response so as to ensure continuity of education in emergencies

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Somalia + 10 others
East Africa Seasonal Monitor April 8, 2013

Heavy rains characterized the onset of March to May rains in Eastern Africa


• The onset of March to May rains have been timely across the cropping, agropastoral, and pastoral areas of Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda,
Burundi, Uganda, and Tanzania in the areas that receive these rains. The rains started between mid-March and the first week of April. They have been heavier-than-normal in most areas(Figure 1).

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The outlook for the March-April-May (MAM) 2013 “Long-Rains” season in Kenya and review of the performance of the October-December 2012 “Short Rains” season as well as the weather during January-February 2013


• Depressed and poorly distributed rainfall is expected over most parts of the country during March-May 2013 “Long-Rains” Season. This is likely to be more pronounced in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs).

• The western and central counties including Nairobi as well as the Coastal strip are likely to experience enhanced rainfall.

• Most of the rainfall in the country is expected during the peak month of April except over the Coastal strip where the peak is expected during the month of May.

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Kenyans wrest flood-prone river onto the straight and narrow


By Isaiah Esipisu

BUDALANG’I, Kenya (AlertNet) – It is a rainy day in Budalang’i constituency in Western Kenya. In Mukhungu village, Alfonse Airo watches quietly as the rain-swollen River Nzoia flows swiftly down to Lake Victoria, just two miles (3 km) away. For the first time in many years, he is not worried that his mud-walled house might be swept away.

Read the full report on AlertNet.


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Kenya + 1 other
Canada providing emergency help to Kenyans affected by flooding

January 24, 2013

Canada is providing emergency shelter, health care, and water and sanitation to approximately 13,000 people across Kenya affected by floods and mudslides, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation.

"Canada is providing immediate assistance to those affected by floods and mudslides in parts of Kenya," said Minister Fantino. "Canadian support is ensuring relief to those in greatest need."

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Somalia + 9 others
East Africa Seasonal Monitor January 24, 2013

The Mandera triangle, parts of northern Somalia, Djibouti, parts of Eritrea, and eastern Afar and eastern Tigray Regions in Ethiopia are affected.

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Kenya + 8 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 21, 15 December 2012 – 15 January 2013


  • Food insecure population in eastern Africa to decrease by over 1 million

  • Cholera, malaria and yellow fever outbreaks confirmed

  • Intercommunal clashes in Kenya claim over 477 lives since January 2012

  • Increased international presence facilitates aid delivery in secured areas of Somalia

  • Conflict has displaced over 5,000 Congolese into Uganda and South Sudan and 8,000 Sudanese into South Sudan

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Kenya: Floods 2012, DREF operation (MDRKE024)

Some 2,156 households have been affected by the flooding in Rift Valley and Nyanza (West Kenya). 13 people have lost their lives to mudslides in the North Rift region, 765 displaced and 5 people reported missing

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CWS Kenya Flooding Situation Report - 14 January 2013



JAN. 14, 2013

SITUATION: Floods in the past two weeks following a long drought have left more than 20 people dead, houses destroyed and large stretches of agricultural land devastated due to flooding and resulting landslides. (The parched land cannot absorb the sudden water.)

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World + 40 others
Global emergency overview snapshot - Snapshot 7 - 14 January 2013

420,000 people in China’s southwest Guizhou province, 10,000 in India, 2 million in Bangladesh as well as vulnerable populations in Nepal and Kyrgyzstan were affected by cold temperatures

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Kenya: 815 households displaced and 14 people killed by floods (as at 10 January 2013)

At least 14 people died in landslides caused by heavy rains. Above normal rain fall in December caused floods and landslides in Keiyo South district, Pokot South district and low-lying districts around Lake Victoria causing displacement to 815 households and destruction to houses and crops.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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In Brief: Floods in Kenya could disrupt schooling


Many schools in flood-affected regions have been damaged or are being used as makeshift shelters for those displaced, education officials say. The Kenyan school term is set to commence on 7 January.


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Schools might not re-open due to floods

Thirteen schools in Elgeyo-Marakwet and Baringo counties may not open for the first term next week due to damage to classrooms by floods.

Local leaders among them Keiyo South MP Jackson Kiptanui told Special Programmes minister Esther Murugi that local people were willing to surrender their land for reclamation if the State gave them alternative plots on safe grounds.

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Kenya Red Cross Society donates to flood displaced families

Kenya Red Cross

Reporting Monday 31 December 2012

Following displacement of families in different parts of the country, the Kenya Red cross Society (KRCS) is in the process of distributing both food and non- food items to most of the displaced or affected families.

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Displaced families appeal for aid from State and relief agencies

Displaced families in Nyando district have appealed for humanitarian assistance from the government and relief agencies following the deluge of misery that has befallen them in the past few weeks.

The 15 families camping at Apondo and Ogwedhi primary schools are in need of food, medicine, mosquito nets and blankets.

Area district commissioner Isaiah Tanui visited the victims on Sunday and assured them of government aid, however, by Monday evening they were yet to receive any relief.

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400 made homeless by floods as fear of landslides spooks villagers

Rivers Nyando, Nyalbiego and Awasi breach their banks under heavy rains and sweep away houses, livestock and property at two villages in Nyando. More than 400 people lost their homes.

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Over 70 families Displaced as River Nyando Breaks its Banks

Kenya Red Cross

Reporting Saturday 29 th December 2012 as of 4:30pm

The Kenya Red Cross Society is responding to yet another disaster after River Nyando in West Kenya Region broke it's banks today. The River burst it's banks on the upper side, around the North East Kanu, near Ombeyi in Muhoroni, displacing at least 70 families that reside around the area.