County Government of Lamu led by Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW, Kenya Red Cross and Al- Khair Foundation has delivered humanitarian aid to hundreds of people who are at the epicenter of the floods in Lumshi, Witu ward.
The panic-stricken survivors who can only be accessed by boats have deserted their villages after losing their homes, livestock, crops in what some local residents have described as their worst disaster in memory.
Speaking on Saturday after delivering assorted food stuffs, mosquito nets, utencils among other basic items, Governor Timamy who had to navigate through deep waters to access the victims expressed his fear about families who have been cut off from life-saving support.
“These families are without food, water and require urgent medical care. Our teams are doing everything they can to reach these areas, including using boats and to evacuate families in high-risk areas, conducting search and rescue efforts and providing basic health services.” said Governor Timamy.
The Governor also committed towards ensuring the affected villages receive free weekly preventive and curative medical services.
In attendance was Lamu Deputy Governor Raphael Munyua, Red Cross Regional Manager Mr. Musa Hassan, Al-Kheir Foundation representative Mr. Suleiman, Health CECM Hon. Mbarak Bahjaj, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, Disaster Chief Officer Mr. Kassim Mohamed among others.
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