India sends relief material to flood-hit Kenya
   Date :15-May-2024

India sends relief material Kenya 
INDIA on Tuesday sent fresh consignments of relief material containing 40 tonnes of medicines and other supplies for the flood-affected people of Kenya. The HADR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief) consignments were sent to the African nation in a military transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force. “The second tranche of HADR material containing 40 tonnes of medicines, medical supplies and other equipment to assist flood victims leaves for Kenya. Standing up for a historical partnership, a Vishwabandhu to the world,” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar posted on X.
The first batch of relief materials were delivered to that country last week. “The government of India is extending humanitarian assistance to the government of Kenya in the wake of devastation caused by the floods that have hit the country,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. “38 out of 47 counties have been affected. An estimated 267 people have died, 188 injured and over 2,80,000 displaced,” it said. The MEA said the assistance to Kenya is a reiteration of India’s strong and friendly relations with the country, in the spirit of South-South cooperation and “our commitment to keep Africa on top of our priorities”.