HC Deb 20 May 2002 vol 386 c16W
Mrs. Spelman

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how her Department is responding to the recent floods in East Africa. [56969]

Clare Short

In Kenya, the country worst hit by the recent heavy rains in east Africa, mudslides have killed at least 53 people, and up to 150,000 people have been temporarily displaced by floods. Information from the Kenyan National Disaster Operations Centre suggests that, while the impact in some areas is serious, Government agencies and civil society organisations are coping and are delivering appropriate assistance to those affected. DFID staff are closely monitoring the situation in Kenya and elsewhere in the region.

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