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Kristin describes her recent visit to Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, where she saw the devastating impact of drought. "I've really never seen anything like it."

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A consortium of aid organizations today announced that Mary Robinson will travel this weekend to the drought stricken region of the Horn of Africa. The consortium – including Concern Worldwide, Trocaire and Oxfam – collectively reach in excess of a million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

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Oxfam's Alun McDonald reports on the desparate situation for thousands of people arriving across the border from Somalia to the Dadaab refugee camp, in Kenya, and explains the causes of the current food crisis.

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Filmed in early July in Wajir, Kenya, this special report via satellite link from Oxfam staff in East Africa, shows why clean water is so desperately needed.

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Somaliland and other regions of the Horn of Africa are suffering from one of the driest years in memory. Severe shortages of food and water, along with spiralling food prices and the deaths of livestock, have plunged many families into destitution.

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Oxfam ambassador Kristin Davis, on the BBC News, describes her visit to Dadaab refugee camp, where she saw the devastating impact of the current drought.

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Shamsedin Afen, 20, Hindeysa, Ethiopia. Photo: Sophie McGrath/Oxfam

For the last five months, Oxfam, with the community’s help, has been building a borehole in Hindeysa, a remote village in drought-hit Ethiopia. When the finishing touches are completed, they will have a reliable source of abundant water – 5 liters per second of it, in fact.

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Oxfam ambassador Kristin Davis visits Dadaab refugee camp Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Actress Kristin Davis has been visiting the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya with Oxfam, to see the devastating impact of the drought. More than 10 million people are facing desperate food shortages in the worst food crisis of the 21st century.

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Pastoralist communities are now reliant on food aid, Kenya. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxf

Yet again, millions of Kenyans are staring hunger in the face as a result of a severe drought and increasing fuel and food prices. Oxfam is expanding our water and sanitation programs, distributing food, providing cash for work, and helping protect livestock.

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