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Flames into Deep Sea slum in Nairobi

More than 200 families left with anything: how to help

19-09-2020 by redazione

It is called Deep Sea, "Deep Sea" and is one of the least considered slums of the capital of Kenya.
It does not make news like Mathare or Kibera, it is clinging to the residential neighborhoods of Westlands and Parklands.
There live thousands of desperate, misfits, many old people but also many young people who would like to have a chance in life.
Several times in the past, local governments have threatened the eviction of the slum, without giving alternative solutions to thousands of fellow citizens who struggle daily to reach the poverty line.
In recent days Deep Sea has become a hell within hell.
A big fire broke out late in the evening perhaps because of a short circuit of old light wires connected to the beautiful and better on wobbly wooden poles and crept through the sheets of roofs and walls burning the few rags and furnishings of more than 200 families, who slept in the cold on a pretty cold night and with the dawn they saw the damage of having lost even the very few and miserable things they had.
"Luckily there were no deaths - wrote the Fursa Trust, which has been working in the slum for some time to help the most vulnerable and destitute - our premises are safe, but many houses have been destroyed leaving the residents with nothing. The families we have supported are now homeless and while the community is gathering they urgently need our help.
Dozens of children, even babies, now find themselves without food and without a bed and something warm to drink, if not food that is a feat in Deep Sea.
There are two ways to help, the first and most direct, for those who live in Nairobi, is to donate basic necessities: Today, September 19 from 9.00 to 11.00 at the Parklands Mosque, Mpaka Rd, there will be a collection point for the following items: Food, Clothing / Shoes (adults and children), Dishes / Cups / Casseroles, Bedding / Mattresses.
Please make sure your donations are clean and in a sturdy bag or box.
You can also make a donation via Mpesa, at +254797045580

 

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