Tana flood victims stranded
10 May 2013, 13:52
The government in collaboration with Red Cross Society of Kenya is looking for possible ways to evacuate 3 507 flood victims stranded at Wema after flood water cut off the road connecting their village and surrounding areas.
It is said that the flood victims are in great need of food, water and other basic needs for the last one week.
Tana Delta district commissioner Mike Kimoko said that the fate of the flood victims is not yet known.
Kimoko said that the area has 24 camps where flood victims are camping though they are not accessible.
He said the Red Cross society has ordered a boat from Lamu to see if they will be able to access the region and assess the situation before helping the affected flood victims.
“We want to ensure those people get the necessary assistance they need. If we cannot reach them by boat, we will source for helicopter,” he noted.
The DC was addressing the media at Bandi village where hundreds of flood victims are camping.
During the visit, he was accompanied by Red Cross society secretary general Abbas Gullet and other officials.
Kimoko said that the Red Cross officials have distributed non-food items to 3 913 out of the 7 420 flood victims in the area. He also noted that the government has provided food to some of the victims.
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