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    The death toll in Kenya has risen to 160 as a result of El Nino flooding.

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    Somali Magazine – Kenya’s mortality toll from El Nino-induced floods has risen to 160, with 529,120 people displaced from 105,824 dwellings, according to government spokesperson Isaac Mwaura on Tuesday.

    “A concerted effort to distribute essential supplies, including food and non-food items, by road and via airlifts and airdrops in inaccessible areas in 19 affected counties continues.” “Kenya Navy boats and the Kenya Coast Guard Service are also assisting with evacuation efforts,” Mwaura said.

    In response to the worsening catastrophe, the government has been forced to build nine more camps in Tana River County, Migori, Homa Bay, and Voi to house the displaced population affected by the floods.

    The continuous rains in Kenya have triggered a chain reaction of problems, with severe flooding, landslides, and mudslides wreaking havoc across the country.

    “The impact on infrastructure is significant, with numerous roads rendered impassable, disrupting transportation of people and relief efforts,” she said.

    36 flooded schools are among the destroyed structures.

    Kenya is not alone in dealing with the devastation caused by El Nino. Neighboring Somalia and Ethiopia are also experiencing severe rains.

    The continuous rains have killed hundreds of people, caused massive displacement, and destroyed essential infrastructure in the three countries.

    El Nino, a climatic phenomena marked by recurrent rise of sea surface temperatures, has caused substantial adjustments in rainfall patterns, increasing the chance of catastrophic weather events such as floods.

    The consequences go beyond borders, affecting ecosystems worldwide and leaving communities susceptible to nature’s ruthless forces.

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