Kenya: Assistance needed as soon as possible to those who await refuge

The family who evacuated three weeks ago. “The bananas that we brought with us has run out. Other crops are damaged by the water.” (Garissa District, Kenya, April 27th, 2013)

Kenya - a flood has broken out due to heavy rain fall which has been continuing since March this year. The country has over 80,000 flood victims with 54 dead. In cooperation with Kenyan Red Cross Garissa Branch, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) is engaged in distributing emergency relief goods to the victims in places such as the city of Garissa, the Garissa District, the Northeastern Province, and refugee camps located near AAR Japan’s activity areas. Normally in Kenya the rainy season is from March to May and the situation remains unpredictable as there is a possibility of the damage worsening through until the end of May.