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Monday, May 14, 2018

EU releases initial 1.5 million euro to help victims of Kenya floods

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News In response to the recent devastating floods in Kenya and in order to assist the most affected families, the European Commission provides 1.5 million euro in emergency humanitarian funding. 

Kenya has been facing ongoing floods, which have so far claimed the lives of over 170 people and displaced more than 300 000. On 9 May, the Patel dam in Solai area of Nakuru county, 190 km north-west of Nairobi, burst its banks after heavy rains, killing at least 40 people.

The EU funding (ECHO) will help cover basic needs such as emergency shelter and basic household essentials, food and nutrition, drinking water and repair of damaged water and sanitation facilities as well as emergency health care and epidemics prevention.

Source :  Press room - European Commission


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