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Kenya: Floods and Landslides OCHA Situation Report No. 04, 14 Nov 2008

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This situation report is based on information received from the Government, UN Agencies, other humanitarian partners in the field and local media.

Highlights

- Kenya Red Cross Society estimates that 300,000 people have been affected by floods, landslides and conflict and released a national appeal for USD 7.5 million.

- Severe flooding started in Budalangi district on 10 November after water burst through the dykes on the Nzoia River; at least 5,000 people were displaced or marooned.

- At least five people were killed, including two children, due to flooding in the Ukambani Region between 6-10 November.

- Landslides killed 12 people, ten of whom were children, in Pokot Central district on 8 November; 27 houses are at risk of future landslides.

- Flash floods from Mount Kilimanjaro displaced at least 100 people and destroyed farms in Taveta, Coast Province.

- The KRCS reported that floods have affected 29,570 people in Trans Nzoia district and submerged 1,800 acres of farmland.

- In Wajir district, 400 were displaced and approximately 80,000 were otherwise affected by floods.

- Twenty-two were killed by flooded rivers in Eastern Province.

Map: Kenya Floods and Landslides - 14 November 2008 - Current Emergencies in kenya - Affected Districts

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