Understanding the status and need for aniticipatory early action

The Tana River and Athi River basins are the first and second largest basins in Kenya respectively. The two basins are known to experience flooding during the long (March- April-May) and short (October-November- December) rains and this causes great impact on vulnerable communities living in Garissa, Tana River and Kilifi counties. Some of the impact of the flooding includes; displacement, death, destruction of property, disruption of access to essential health care and
related services, irrigation systems and farm equipment, road infrastructure, livelihoods and key installations such as water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. As if that is not enough, these impacts take back the development gains made.