By Matilda Atieno
The county government in partnership with UNICEF today distributed family relief kits in the continuing effort towards supporting vulnerable households affected by floods in Nyando Sub-County.
The floods left thousands displaced families in need of emergency assistance in the community including Ombaka village, Kawino village nyamkebe village and in Nyakach.
Through the special program, the county government has continued in its role of supporting efforts to reduce disparity in affected areas in the immediate aftermath of floods.
The county government continues the distribution of relief items to communities affected by the recent floods. Together with its partners the special program is working to deliver core relief items and as part of the coordinated response efforts, focusing on identifying the most urgent, vulnerable cases in need of specific support, delivering family relief items that would help cover basic needs, and providing materials towards hygiene and other health risks.
According to the UNICEF Chief zonal officer for Kisumu Ms. Wangoi Karanja, the response to flooding in Nyando and Nyakach is to ensure vulnerable population continue to receive services and relief materials. Ms Wangoi pledged to work together with the County directorate of Special programs through Ag. Director Atieno Otieno to ensure that mothers and children are protected from adverse effects of floods.
The Partnership will ensure continuity in access to clean water, health and education in areas affected by floods, through integration of of CIDP III and strategic plans that speaks to disaster and risk management plans in Kisumu.