United Kingdom Donates Ksh.140M To Support Flood Victims In Kenya

The United Kingdom has extended its support by donating over Ksh.140 million to assist those impacted by severe rains and flooding. This substantial contribution will be channeled through UNICEF to provide immediate humanitarian relief to the most affected individuals.

According to the British High Commission, these funds will facilitate cash assistance to approximately 6,900 households in severely affected counties. Additionally, UNICEF will offer critical health, nutrition, and sanitation services through integrated outreaches. This includes providing safe drinking water, temporary sanitation facilities, and hygiene kits to families displaced by the floods. Moreover, UNICEF will implement cholera prevention interventions to mitigate the spread of waterborne diseases.

Shaheen Nilofer, UNICEF Kenya Representative, emphasized that emergency financial transfers will be prioritized for the most vulnerable households. This aid comes at a crucial time, as many Kenyans are grappling with the devastating effects of the recent catastrophic weather events and flooding.

Neil Wigan, British High Commissioner to Kenya, expressed solidarity with Kenya during this emergency. He affirmed the UK’s commitment to collaborating closely with UNICEF, the Kenyan government, and other partners to bolster the response efforts.

The floods in Kenya have resulted in significant loss of life and property. As per reports, 228 people have lost their lives, with 164 others sustaining injuries. Furthermore, over 42,526 dwellings have been displaced, affecting more than 212,630 individuals.