***EMERGENCY***

Floods in Kenya displace 311,000

Your help is urgently needed!

Torrential rains and massive floods have already killed more than 170 people in Kenya. 311,000 people are displaced!

Those living with a disability are the most vulnerable.

SAVE LIVES NOW

Kenya in Crisis

The Tana River has flooded after weeks of torrential downpour causing immediate and long-term damage in Kenya.

Clean water sources, schools and health facilities have been swept away.

Cholera rates have already quadrupled! Malaria and dengue fever infection rates are expected to increase. These life-threatening diseases also bring an increased risk for permanent disability.

“I am scared about my children. They’re hungry, they’re exposed to the rains and because of that we’re likely to fall sick.”

– Safina Hassan Nuria
Kenya Map

How You Can Help

Food

$50 to provide food for one child with a disability for 3 months.

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Clean Water

$100 to provide clean water that’ll prevent disease and disability.

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Help for a Family

$200 to provide help for a family living with disability for the weeks and months ahead.

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3-Step Action Plan

STEP 1

Red Cross distributing food during the Kenya flood

cbm has partnered with the Kenya Red Cross to ensure people with disabilities are not forgotten in the rush to save lives. Together we can provide urgently needed items such as food and clean water.

STEP 2

Red Cross talking with partners in Kenya

Our long-term partnerships with local agencies ensure that we can act fast to fight diseases and prevent disability.

STEP 3

Food distribution during the Kenya flood

Together with our local partners, we will help re-build lives in the weeks and months to come.

"I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me. I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God."

– Psalm 69: 2b-3a (NIV)

Flood Update

People

172 people have died

Displaced People

311,000 people displaced

Farmland

21,741 acres of farmland destroyed

School

205 schools are damaged

Health Faciility

33 health facilities are inaccessible

Livestock

19,233 livestock died

Men carrying children in flooded area after the Tana River overflowed. Photo credit: AFP/Andrew Kasuku

Men carrying children in flooded area after the Tana River overflowed.
Photo credit: AFP/Andrew Kasuku

A man holding his son in floodwaters after the Tana River overflowed. Photo credit: AFP/Andrew Kasuku

A man holding his son in floodwaters after the Tana River overflowed.
Photo credit: AFP/Andrew Kasuku

Villagers of Onkolde and a goat being evacuated by a Kenya's Red Cross boat from their flooded village after the Tana River overflowed. Photo credit: AFP/Andrew Kasuku

Villagers of Onkolde and a goat being evacuated by a Kenya’s Red Cross boat from their flooded village after the Tana River overflowed.
Photo credit: AFP/Andrew Kasuku

Kenya flooding 2018. Images from Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS).