Rain in the desert

We just arrived from Nairobi in Kakuma. A rare September rain greeted us. The temp is in the high 70s, so many locals are wearing winter jackets and hats. They are not used to this kind of cold.

Rain is good in that it replenishes the water table and cools down the overheated desert. But it also brings dangers – flash flooding and a fresh hatch of mosquitos increase the risk of malaria.

Still the people hear consider rain a blessing.

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