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


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


- 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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