Coca-Cola Beverages Africa-Kenya (CCBA) has donated Kshs.12.7 million to Kenya Red Cross Society to support over 22,800 households affected by recent floods in the country. The donation will be used to provide relief and meet both immediate and early recovery needs in the areas most affected by the calamity for the next three months. These areas include: Tana River, Kisumu and Narok.
“The March to May rainfall displaced at least 46,149 households countrywide,” said Dr. Asha Mohammed, Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross Society. “Many of these people are still living in camps while others lost their farms and livestock,” she added.
According to Xavier Selga, Managing Director, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa – Kenya, the floods have been a major setback to many households because of the Covid-19 pandemic. “This donation will enable the Kenya Red Cross to provide immediate humanitarian relief to restore the dignity and strengthen the safety of these communities towards longer term recovery,” said Selga.
The support will be used to provide displaced households with non-food items including kits that will be issued to both men and women. The kits are: menstrual hygiene commodities, undergarments and soap. These items will enhance the dignity of the affected communities and provide a conducive environment for improved living conditions. Kenya Red Cross will also use the support to rehabilitate water infrastructure that has been damaged by floods in select counties.