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UK Monarch Extends Condolences and Calls for Climate Action Amid Kenya Flood Crisis

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louis Buyisiwe

May 8, 2024

King Charles III Urges Global Collaboration in Wake of Devastating Floods in Kenya,

The King expressed his deep sadness over the increased loss of lives and livelihoods due to the floods, urging for immediate action to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. His statement highlighted the critical role of emergency workers and volunteers who are tirelessly aiding those impacted by the floods.
Britain's King Charles III (L) with Kenyan President William Ruto during the ceremonial welcome at the state house in Nairobi, Kenya on October 31, 2023.

King Charles III of the United Kingdom has extended his condolences to Kenyans affected by the devastating floods sweeping across the nation. In a heartfelt message to Kenya's President William Ruto, King Charles emphasized the urgent need for global collaboration to combat and adapt to climate change.

The message follows his state visit to Kenya in October last year, underscoring the close ties and shared challenges between the two nations.


The King expressed his deep sadness over the increased loss of lives and livelihoods due to the floods, urging for immediate action to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. His statement highlighted the critical role of emergency workers and volunteers who are tirelessly aiding those impacted by the floods.


Recent reports from Kenya's Interior Ministry reveal a troubling increase in the impact of the floods, with the death toll rising to 238. Additionally, 174 people have been wounded, 75 are missing, and approximately 47,000 families, or 235,000 individuals, have been displaced. Emergency camps have been established in 22 counties, providing shelter to over 70,451 people.


The UK monarch's message aligns with his longstanding commitment to environmental issues, reinforcing the shared responsibility to address climate change and biodiversity loss for the sake of global well-being and survival.


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