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Kenya: Floods Threaten Marginalized People

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image A family uses a boat after fleeing floodwaters that wreaked havoc in the Githurai area of Nairobi, Kenya, April 24, 2024. © 2024 AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi, File (Nairobi) – Kenyan authorities have not responded adequately to flash floods resulting from heavy rains, Human Rights Watch said today. The floods have left at least 170 people dead; displaced more than 200,000; destroyed property, infrastructure, and livelihoods across the country; and exacerbated socioeconomic vulnerabilities. Kenya’s government has a human rights obligation to prevent foreseeable harm from climate…

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