Several weeks of torrential rains in north east Kenya have caused severe flooding. At least 21 people have been killed and as many as 700,000 may have been displaced or cut off. The risk from water borne diseases is acute. The refugee camps at Dadaab have been badly affected by rising waters.
MapAction has been requested to provide support to humanitarian agencies working in the region. We are deploying a team of 4 to Kenya on Friday, 1 December. The team expects to work closely with the Kenya National Operations Centre in Nairobi and with humanitarian agencies at work in the affected areas in the north and east of the country.
Nigel Woof, Operations Director, will lead a team of team of four also comprising Chris Phillips, Jonathan Douch and Emerson Tan. Depending on how the situation develops they may be reinforced with additional MapAction volunteers during the next few weeks.