Kenya: Floods - Aug 2011
Starting August 2011, heavy rains in northwestern Kenya caused several cases of flash flooding in the Kisumu East, Nyando, and Turkana districts. Around Kakuma, an estimated 60,000 people experienced flooding with water sources, latrines and homes damaged (UNICEF, 17 Aug 2011). As of 12 December ,Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) estimated at least 25 people had lost their lives in flood-related incidents and approximately 15,045 households (91,692 people) were displaced from their homes (IFRC, 12 Dec 2011).
Security issues and a deluge of rain are adding to concerns for aid agencies whose funds are already running dangerously low
The kidnapping of aid workers and tourists, as well as torrential rains, are hampering relief efforts in the Horn of Africa, as the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) warns of a shortage of funds.
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