Cholera Threatening Kenya, Warns Caritas

NAIROBI, Kenya, JAN. 22, 2008 ( Caritas is concerned that the delicate situation of refugees in Kenya could worsen to a cholera epidemic.

After contested Dec. 27 presidential elections, some 250,000 people fled their homes amidst a wave of violence.

The situation is especially critical in the Archdiocese of Kisumu, where a cholera epidemic is most feared.

For now, the aid organization affirmed, the refugees are receiving food and basic necessities. However, Caritas launched an appeal for $2.6 million to continue providing for the thousands currently depending on the organization for sustenance.

Caritas Spain already pledged a donation of €100,000.