Kenya Flooding Crisis

  • 38 of the 47 counties in Kenya have been hit by flooding, flash floods and mudslides
  • At least 1,781 people have died in the floods
  • Over half a million people have been displaced, and of those displaced, 261,847 are children
  • More than 4,703 children were identified with severe acute malnutrition in the flooding aftermath
  • The rainy season began in March and flooding is starting again in low lying areas.

Ongoing Need

  • Before the flooding, a 5-year-long drought had already increased malnutrition and food insecurity across the country
  • Families have lost neighbours, homes, crops, livestock and don’t have the resources to rebuild
  • Massive infrastructure damage, including 58 health facilities, has made humanitarian response more challenging
  • Less than 2% of all international development aid in emergencies is allotted to people with disabilities

Emergency response done in a traditional manner only reaches a very small number of people with disability. The unique needs of children with disability are most often missed, especially for the youngest of children and infants.

Jill Bartley, Hope and Healing International’s Chief Operations Officer

Left Behind

Children with disabilities are passed over in the panic for resources. They aren’t able to stand in long food lines or flee the crisis in their wheelchairs or on crutches. If children and families with disabilities aren’t prioritized, they don’t get the care they desperately need. Most of these families face poverty that is deeper and more crushing than their neighbours. Emergencies like this too often take away their last hope for survival.  


Our Action Plan


Food Provision

Providing funding for food items such as:
  • Legumes
  • Cooking oil
  • Greens

Funding Support

Providing cash support for the following:  

  • Medicines
  • Livestock
  • School Fees 

Medical Care

  • Medical care and surgical referrals through mobile outreach clinics  
  • Assistive device assessment and provision  
  • Post-trauma counselling for children to process loss and devastation  
Save Lives Save Kenya
You can save lives

Children and families are living in make-shift tent homes or staying with friends to survive each day. Too many have lost everything and only escaped with the clothes they were wearing when the floods came.

Today, you can save the lives of vulnerable children in Kenya with a gift of:

  • $43 cover the cost of food supplies for a child with disability
  • $114 to fund medicines, school fees and replace livestock for a family
  • $293 to provide medical care, assistive devices and post-trauma counselling for a child