El Nino Operations, 2023

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Floods Impact & Interventions

Kenya has been experiencing enhanced rains since September, 2023, with alarming levels of rainfall because of El Nino conditions and a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) which are currently present in Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean respectively. The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) indicated the rains were expected to peak in November but may continue into January 2024. 

As the floods materialized, Kenya Red Cross Society started its response actions immediately. A total of 137,672 households have been affected and 63,936 households displaced since the onset.  Additionally, the destruction of over 25,269 acres of farmland, 1,302 businesses, and 17,392 livestock deaths have been reported. A total of 58 Health facilities were affected and 28 Schools used as IDP Camps. 

Kenya Red Cross Society has cumulatively worked in 202 IDP camps in 37 counties that were hard it by the effects of EL Nino, and supported 21,551 House Holds with NFIs, 16,635 House Holds with WASH items, 30,220 House Holds with Food and 79,841 people have been sensitized on hygiene promotion.  

Currently we are working in 101 IDP camps in the worst hit counties. Attention has moved to the recovery and reconstruction stage of the disaster and our volunteers and staff are working hard to help alleviate the suffering of the people affected.  

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Kenya Red Cross Society is a humanitarian relief organization, created through an act of parliament CAP256 of the laws of Kenya

We are auxiliary to the National and County Governments and work to alleviate human suffering and preserve life and human dignity.