Kenya flooding Africa
13/06/2024

Catastrophic flooding and drought: this is what climate chaos looks like


The contrasts in Migori and Mombasa

River flood in Migori, Kenya, Africa
Flooded river in the coastal region of Migori, Kenya.

Weather extremes are hard to understand

Floods: the impact in Migori

Clean latrine destroyed by flood
Cathorina Ojode’s destroyed latrine.
Counting the damage When it was possible to assess losses in more detail farmers reported: 15 kg of newly-planted grain amaranth seeds washed away after planting (in Kakrao and in West Kanyamkago), and averagely 65 kg of certified maize seeds, 48 kgs of beans and 4kgs of groundnuts were washed away by rain or flooded rivers (in Jiw pachi support group, Maembe tatu women’s group, and amongst Khanyange, Kitumba, Mikayi and Mwachi farmer).

The aftermath in Migori

Flooded farm land in Kenya, Africa
Gordon Orwa’s flooded vegetable farm in the Enterprising Migori project.

Heavy rain, tidal flooding, extended dry seasons and high temperatures: the impact on the coast

Farm land destroyed by flood in Kenya Africa
Rose Godeka's beans destroyed by heavy rains.
Flooded maize farm, Kenya Africa
Monica Akoth in her flooded maize farm.

Reducing future climate impact

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