"The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Kenya has risen to 186, and an estimated 800,000 people have been affected, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS). This includes an estimated 300,000 who have been displaced and nearly 100 injured, although many of those displaced have begun to return home," the statement read on Thursday.
About 18,725 children affected by the disaster will require assistance to ensure their physical and psychosocial well-being, the document added.
Mudslides resulted in multiple roads blocked and motorists stranded. Moreover, the landslides also destroyed houses in central Kenya, forcing people to evacuate from the area.
The OCHA expressed concern over the increased risk of health emergencies, including cholera outbreaks, due to poor sanitation and lack of clean water in the areas damaged by the floods.
The UN agency suggested that the cases of malaria could also increase in the affected areas due to continued rainfall.
Kenya has been affected by heavy rainfall since March. According to the Kenya Meteorological Department data, in some areas of the country, seasonal rainfall between March and May was the highest recorded over the past 50 years.
#Kenya #Lamu #floods so its flooding in parts of Kenya and its not making news. My brother made pictures of the flooded areas. Tana river has burst its banks and KenyaRedCross has provided tents to people. pic.twitter.com/lrX7EQmp05— Ndonga (@I_am_ndonga) 4 июня 2018 г.