In Summary
  • At least 242 people who have been at the camp for almost a month are suffering from diarrhoea.

  • 265 have skin infections and 278 hit by acute respiratory infections.

About 700 flood victims living in camps in Tana River County have been hit by an outbreak of acute diarrhoea, skin and respiratory infections.

At least 242 people are suffering from diarrhoea, 265 from skin infections and 278 have contracted acute respiratory infections.

Kenya Red Cross officials said the infections have struck seven camps which are part of the more than 100 established in the county.

The seven camps are: Bandi, Gadeni, Dhanisa, Dumi, Lango la Simba, Mitapani and Walkoni.

Kenya Red Cross Coast regional manager Hassan Musa said children are the most affected.

“The diseases are as a result of the water they are consuming and the congestion at the camp. But we have been able to treat a good number of them,” said Mr Musa.

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