Residents of Kisumu County in northern Kenya will spend the holiday season in public schools. Their homes were destroyed by floods caused by rain.
Reputed to provide livelihoods (fish, running water, etc.), the Nyando River has recently become a machine of destruction. Leaving the bed, the stream spilled a large amount of water which destroyed livestock, crops, but especially homes.
And the big victim is the man. If no human loss has yet been reported, there are already more than 500 people who are now homeless. According to Jacob Ong’udi, deputy chief of the Ombaka-Kakola village, these homeless people are now housed in public schools.
But solidarity is needed for lasting solutions. « The disaster is now calling for emergency humanitarian aid for those affected, as a number of families are unable to rebuild their homes after the free destruction, » said Ong’udi.