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).
Most read reports
- Horn of Africa Crisis - Situation Report No. 26
- Kisumu west district crop, livestock and fisheries asessment report for high and medium potential rainfall potential areas - October 10th to 20th
- Situation Report UNICEF Kenya # 5, 17 August 2011
- Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET - January 5, 2011 – January 11, 2012
- Kenya: Drought Emergency appeal n° MDRKE016 - 12 month update
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