13 November 2008

Floods: Red Cross appeals for funds


By CASPER WAITHAKA Posted Thursday, November 13 2008 at 13:42

The Kenya Red Cross has appealed for funds to assist thousands of Kenyans affected by floods throughout the country.  Secretary General Abbas Gullet has reached out to local and international well wishers to give out their donations.  “We need Sh585 million to help our staff and volunteers on the ground. Our main objectives are to buy non-food items, improve health care, water and sanitation and logistics.”  He put the number of those affected by floods and landslides at over 300,000 since the onset of the rains in early October.


300,000 flood victims need aid

By NATION Team Posted Thursday, November 13 2008 at 20:25

More than 300,000 Kenyans have been affected by floods and landslides that have rocked the country since the onset of the short rains. The victims are in need of urgent aid, the Kenya Red Cross Society said on Thursday, adding that it needs Sh585 million for emergency assistance. In Budalang’i, one of the areas most affected, Agriculture minister William Ruto called for speedy construction of dykes as one more person drowned. The floods have resulted in loss of lives and devastating impact on the infrastructure, livestock, water and sanitation facilities according to secretary general Abbas Gullet. “Our main objectives are to buy non-food items, improve health care, water and sanitation and logistics for three months.”

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