The drought situation in the eastern Horn of Africa is deteriorating and it is unlikely to improve until next year, the humanitarian organization CARE International warns. More than 1,000 Somali refugees are arriving daily at the refugee settlements of Daadab in northern Kenya.
The high influx of new refugees is putting severe pressure on already limited resources. CARE calls for more funding for refugees in Kenya. 'Refugees need urgent support. They need food and water. At the same time, funding is needed to provide emergency assistance for Kenyans who are also affected by the current drought,' Gwynne-Vaughan says. 'CARE is distributing food from the World Food Programme (WFP) to the refugees in Dadaab, however, without additional funding, the food aid pipeline for refugees will run dry by September.'
CARE Kenya has featured in various news and media outlets looking to raise awareness on the situation. Click on the links below to read the articles and watch videos.
Nick Kristoff, 24th September 2011 - On Top of Famine, Unspeakable Violence
IRIN Africa , 2nd September 2011 - Kenya, Dadaab - Locals Vs. Refugees
CBC News 29th August 2011 - East Africans to Get Donkey Aid
CNN , 12th August 2011 - Horn of Africa Crisis Shocks Even Seasoned Aid Workers
CBS News Early Show, 10th August 2011 - Greenhouses Grow Hope At Kenya Refugee Camp
CBS News Early Show, 9th August 2011 - Daily Struggle For Refugees In Kenya Camp
CBC News, 25th July 2011 - Famine Refugees Face Increased Violence, Aid Groups Say
TeleSur TV (Spanish) , 20th July 2011 - Un simbolo grotesco de la hambruna de Africa
Vancouver Sun, 19th July 2011 - Groups Urge Canada To Step Up Aid As East Africa Starves
CBC The National , 19th July 2011 - Famine in Somalia
France 24 (French), 18th July 2011 - Les humanitaires sur le qui-vive dans la Corne de l'Afrique
BBC News , 16th July 2011 - UK Aid to Help Africa Drought Victims
The New York Times , 15th July 2011 - Misery Follows as Somalis Try To Flee Hunger
CBC National , 12th July 2011 - CARE Canada's Evelyne Guindon Interviewed About Dadaab Situation
The Age, Australia , 6th July 2011 - Call to Address Humanitarian Emergency in East Africa
Channel 4 News , 4th July 2011 - Pleas for Aid as Africa Drought Sparks Crisis
AlertNet, 4th July 2011 - Drought in Kenya; Situation of Refugees is Grave
The Guardian , 4th July 2011 - Drought In East Africa Prompts Calls To Address Humanitarian Emergency