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Over 1500 flood victims in Tana River receive aid

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More than 1500 flood victims in Tana River County have received crucial food donations during the Ramadan period, providing essential relief to those grappling with the aftermath of devastating floods.

Led by a humanitarian organization in Kenya, Direct Aid International distributed vital food supplies to various areas within the county, aiming to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the recent floods and high cost of living.

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Daudi Abdullahi, the Assistant Manager of the Direct Aid in Hola branch, emphasized the pressing issues of food insecurity caused by flooding and economic hardships. He noted that widows, orphans, and the elderly, among other vulnerable groups, were severely impacted, with hundreds of families displaced from their homes.

Abdullahi highlighted the touching reality faced by many during Ramadhan, where some vulnerable individuals struggle to afford basic meals to break their fast, especially after their crops were destroyed by the floods.

In addition to providing immediate relief, he said that Direct Aid International also focuses on sustainable solutions by empowering poor households through business opportunities.

Residents like Mwanahamisi Kolfa from Laza village expressed gratitude towards Direct Aid International and other well-wishers for their timely intervention, which she believes will help counter the suffering endured by countless flood victims in the region.

Kolfa shared the terrifying ordeal faced by her community, where homes were submerged, and crops destroyed by the relentless floodwaters.

Daudi Dube echoed Kolfa’s sentiments, emphasizing the compounding challenges faced by the impoverished population due to a combination of floods, drought, and soaring living costs

Zainabu Sadhia, a widow from Makutano area, expressed her heartfelt appreciation for the organization’s assistance, noting that her family would now be able to observe iftar throughout the remainder of Ramadan.

Her sentiments were echoed by Ustadh Salim Hussein, a religious leader from Hola, who affirmed that the provision of food aid would significantly alleviate the plight of many who would otherwise go without meals during this sacred month.

As Tana River County continues to recover from the devastation caused by flooding, the assistance rendered by national and county governments together with humanitarian organizations, stands as a beacon of hope, offering a lifeline to those struggling to rebuild their lives amidst adversity.

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