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Flooding in Kenya

A ShelterBox Response Team is on the ground as thousands left homeless


Across Kenya, heavy rain and landslides has caused pure havoc for thousands of families.

A dam-burst in Kenya’s Rift Valley has killed more than 50 people in two villages. Tragically, half of them were children.

The reservoir, situated on top of a hill 120 miles from Nairobi, gave way as nearby residents were sitting down to their evening meals. The deluge swept away powerlines, homes and buildings, including a primary school.

UNOCHA has reported that 332,000 people have been displaced and 183 have died.


Reports from the ShelterBox Response Team

A ShelterBox Operations Team is currently on the ground, working with local partners and Rotary to determine how we can help.

The team has identified a target group of 2000 families who are in desperate need of our emergency shelter aid.

These families have partially destroyed homes and are not being supported by other aid organisations.

Australian Response Team volunteer, Richard Brammall is part of the ShelterBox team working in Kenya. It is Richard’s first deployment since completing the 10-day pre-deployment course last October. Richard is no stranger to volunteering overseas having previously worked in Kenya in an HIV/AIDS clinic in Nairobi and school building in Naivasha. He has also volunteered in Namibia, Colombia and Greece.

Portrait of Richard Brammall


Even if your local news isn’t covering it, natural disasters and conflicts are happening right now.

They are relentless, unscripted and they are tearing families apart.

You can help innocent families by sending life-saving shelter aid today.

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