Kenya Red Cross and Peepoople responding to flood disaster in Kisumu, KenyaMay 14, 2012
Kenya Red Cross and Peepoople are jointly responding to flood disaster in Nyango, Western Kenya by piloting the Peepoo Solution with an aim of providing rapid accessibility to improved sanitation for displaced populations. The solution is being piloted by Kenya Red Cross with partnership from Peepoople and is aimed at informing policy on rapid sanitation solutions in times of disaster.
Since early April, torrential rain and floods across various parts of Kenya have displaced more than 2,000 households and killed at least 36 people countrywide. The floods continue to submerge homes, and destroy livestock and crops as thousands are forced to flee.
While there is an urgent need for food, shelter, sanitation and water, soon recovery and reconstruction of homes and livelihoods will be equally important for displaced families to restart their lives. The impact of annual rains in Kenya has also highlighted a need for greater attention to preparedness and prevention.