Sunday, November 11, 2007

I'm leaving for Kenya on Friday the 16th. I'll be working for the MENTOR initiative carrying out malaria control activities in Budalangi Division, Busia district in the western part of the country, Severe flooding in this district displaced thousands of people.

According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System:

More than 4,280 people, (about 712 families) have been displaced by Floods in Budalangi Division; Busia District after the River Nzoia bursts its banks at Swalanga after the dykes collapsed. This is attributed to the continued heavy rainfall at the Chaptagat forest and the cherengani hills. Many facilities have been affected among them is the Makunda Secondary & Primary Schools which have been submerged in the floods. Other villages affected in Budalangi are Hakati, Kongoido, Makunda A and B and Mukhobola health centre. Disease outbreaks are likely to occur as a result of the current situation. Click here for good article from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you arrived safely,and what a bonus to have your luggage arrive with you. It has started to snow here, had quite a bit in Regina on Saturday morning. Watched Ben play hockey, and had a grand time at the gala.
Miss you and love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

Forgot to tell you.....theRiders are going tothe Grey Cup!!!! will play Winnipeg. should turn Toronto upside down with all those stubblejumpers there.
Love, Mom