Kenya desperate for aid

NAIROBI- Sixty-two people have been confirmed dead and thousands displaced by recent rains in Kenya.

Heavy rains lashed Kenya since early March.

Rivers have burst their banks and flooded villages.

Homes, crops and bridges in the area have been washed away.

The Red Cross is assessing the humanitarian fall-out of floods in the north and has appealed for $4 million that would help provide relief to the affected area.

Sahal Hassan of the International Committee of The Red Cross described the floods as the worst to ever hit the area.

“All communities along the river Nile are affected by the river and flash floods. It’s the worst it has displaced 4798 households, this translates to 33500 persons in 25 IPDP centres, largest with 900 households, smallest with 36 households,” said Sahal.

Kenyan government is under pressure to improve its response to natural disasters.

Watch: Footage of the devastation parts of Kenya face as rain continue to pelt the region.

- eNCA

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