Final Update: June 2, 2020
The rains have stopped in most parts of Kenya. In total, three Child Development Centers (CDCs) and 694 beneficiaries were affected. The affected families were supported with replacement of household items and other basic needs. The CDCs are mobilizing local resources to help the families repair their homes.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries, families, and church partners.
Update #1: May 14, 2020
Heavy rains have intensified throughout Kenya in the last few weeks, causing death, displacements, flooding and landslides. The government and other non-governmental agencies are providing relief food and basic items.
So far, three Child Development Centers and 556 beneficiaries have been affected. The beneficiaries and families are experiencing loss of livelihood, as well as damaged or destroyed homes. Some families have temporarily moved to areas that are less prone to flooding. The churches are supporting the families by providing for their basic needs.
Please pray for the safety of beneficiaries, families, and church partners throughout Kenya.
Disaster Alert: May 7, 2020
Heavy rains are causing flooding in many areas of Kenya. The hardest hit are the Western, North Eastern, and Rift Valley regions. 40,000 people have been displaced in Busia and Siaya counties due to the Nzoia River overflowing. Currently, beneficiary impact details are not available yet.
Families are living in temporary shelters or in neighboring communities. The Kenya government is working closely with relief non-governmental organizations to provide relief support. The Child Development Centers are assessing the impact on beneficiaries and their families to determine how to best support them.
Please pray for the safety, provision and health of beneficiaries and families throughout Kenya.