Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Many killed, hundreds displaced in Kenya floods

(BBC) - The Kenya Red Cross says that at least 100 people have been killed and 242,000 displaced by four weeks of floods, landslides and heavy rains.

The relief organisation called it a humanitarian disaster which needs emergency funding.

Most of those affected had their homes either swept away or submerged by flood waters.

Most victims have had to be resettled in schools and the organisation says they have been overstretched by the crisis.

Its Secretary General, Abbas Gullet, said they are greatly concerned about outbreaks of cholera and other waterborne diseases.