HOMES AND LIVES WASHED AWAY


More than 290,000 people were forced to leave their homes across Kenya, after heavy rains and flooding washed away whole villages.

From March to May 2018, the country experienced the heaviest rains in the past 55 years and flood waters took weeks to recede.

The devastating flooding was caused by intense downpours in the highlands, swelling the rivers as they made their way towards the sea and bursting the banks.

Distributions of ShelterKits and other essential aid items such as LuminAID solar lights and cook sets recently completed at the end of November 2018, with a total of 2,000 households receiving aid, including in Tana River and in Khalifi County.

We had some unique challenges in Kenya, including having to remove all the plastic from the ShelterKits we sent because the country has a strict plastic ban.

We partnered with the Kenyan Red Cross Society to complete distributions and monitoring.