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.
|People making their way with water up till their waist. The road is completely submerged under water. (May 3rd, 2013)
The lower half of the house has been swept away by the risen water of the Tana River. The water still reached up till right beside the house. (May 3rd, 2013)
A drenched mother making an appeal after having walked through the road submerged underwater. (May 3rd, 2013)
Children preparing for a new academic term in their refuge tents. We hope they will be able to go to school safely. (May 3rd, 2013)
We distribute relief goods to each individual hand to hand, so that we could deliver to those who are in real need. The flood water reaches up to the point behind the tree. (May 4th, 2013)
Ms. Fatima Hassan Kofa (on the right, (30)) has escaped with her family from her village near Tana River three weeks ago. Her village is still under water, and return to her home is nowhere in sight. (May 2nd, 2013)