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).
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Heavy rainfall in Kenya’s northern districts is impacting negatively on humanitarian response to drought victims, but has also improved access to water and pasture. Heavy rains have led to delays in food aid distribution in Wajir, Garissa and Mandera because roads are impassable. Meanwhile, insecurity along the Kenya/Somalia border region continues to shrink humanitarian space, adversely affecting distribution of relief aid to hundreds of thousands of drought-affected Kenyans and hundreds of thousands of refugees in the Dadaab complex.