Overall Orange alert Flood
in Kenya

Event summary

This flood can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102288
Glide number: FL-2023-000225-KEN
Death: 136
Displaced: 462160
Countries: Kenya
From - To 23 Oct - 06 Dec

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Kenya - Floods, update (ECHO 27 Nov 2023)Mon, 27 Nov 2023 11:18

  • Heavy rainfall continues to affect most of Kenya and the wider Horn of Africa region, causing rivers to overflow, floods, flash floods and triggering landslides that have resulted in more casualties and widespread damage.
  • Counties are affected (out of 47 throughout the whole Kenya) whereas the worst affected are the eastern and north-eastern ones, bordering with Somalia and Ethiopia, respectively.
  • The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), as of 24 November, a total of 71 fatalities, over 45,000 displaced and a total of nearly 95,800 affected families throughout Kenya. In addition, KRCS also reports thousands of destroyed houses and several destroyed and flooded schools and hospitals across the affected counties.
  • Over the next 96 hours, more heavy rainfall with locally very heavy rainfall is forecast over most of the country, including the already affected area.
Horn of Africa - Floods (ECHO 21 Nov 2023)Tue, 21 Nov 2023 12:25

  • Heavy rainfall continues to affect the Horn of Africa region - Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia - since the beginning of the Deyr rainy season that lasts from early October to December, aggravated by the El Nino effect, causing the overflow of rivers, floods, flash floods and triggering landslides resulting in casualties and widespread damage.
  • According to DG ECHO and UN UCHA reports, as of 21 November, a total of at least 124 fatalities were reported, of whom 50 across Kenya, 33 in Ethiopia and 41 in Somalia. The number of displaced people is reportedly over 1.1 million throughout the three countries of whom 649,000 in Somalia, 371,300 in Ethiopia and 121,505 in Kenya. In addition, a total of more than 2.74 million people were affected across the region, 1.7 million in Somalia, 760,000 in Ethiopia and 281,880 in Kenya.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall with locally very heavy rainfall is forecast over the whole Kenya, the neighbouring central-southern Somalia and most of Ethiopia.
Kenya, Late October 2023Local media in Kenya reported fatalities and material damages caused by heavy rain and floods in Marsabit and Busia counties from late October 2023. Heavy rain continued with flooding reported in numerous counties including Mandera, Samburu, Meru, Isiolo, Makueni, Kitui, Garissa, Tana River, Wajir, Nandi and Turkana, as well as areas of Mombassa. Communities in Mandera County were among the hardest hit. On 08 November, UNOCHA reported 10,230 households (61,380 people) affected across the country, with 36,000 people displaced and 17 fatalities. Thousands of livestock perished and wide areas of agricultural farmland were damaged. In a TV interview of 12 November, Dr. Ahmed Idris is the Secretary General of the Kenya Red Cross Society, reported 46 dead and 58,000 displaced across 19 counties in the country, with northern areas worst affected. On 15 November, IFRC reported 56,376 households (281,880 people) affected and 24,301 households (121,505 people) displaced. An IFRC report of 24 November stated 71 fatalities, 17,600 acres of farmland destroyed and over 13,400 livestock deaths. In a statement of 28 November, Kenya's Ministry of Interior reported 120 fatalities and 89,000 households (an estimated 445,000 people) displaced. In a further statement of 30 November, the Ministry reported 136 fatalities and 462,160 people displaced. Flooding struck in Voi in Taita-Taveta County in early December.Mon 4 Dec 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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Gov’t Steps up Efforts to Deliver Aid to Far Flung Regions Affected by ... 2023-12-09T15:49+0100.

The death toll due to flood related incidences stands at 168, while 3 more Kenyans regrettably succumbed to the ongoing floods in the past 24 hours, reportedly in the Counties of Tharaka Nithi, Nandi and Migori. The Government has condoled
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Capital FM » Govt issues intense rains, storms across Kenya from tomor ... 2023-12-09T12:50+0100.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 9 – The government has issued a intense rain and storms alert in various parts of the country from tomorrow. According to government spokesman Isaac Mwaura, the extreme weather conditions are expected to last until Frida
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Govt issues intense rains, storms across Kenya from tomorrow2023-12-09T12:23+0100.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 9 – The government has issued a intense rain and storms alert in various parts of the country from tomorrow. According to government spokesman Isaac Mwaura, the extreme weather conditions are expected to last until Frida
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Capital FM » Death toll due to El Nino rains rises to 1682023-12-09T11:33+0100.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 9 – The death toll as a result of the ongoing El Nino rains has risen to 168 after three more Kenyans succumbed to floods. According to government spokesman Isaack Mwaura, the fatalities were reported in Tharak Nithi, Na
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