East Africa food crisis - Updates

20 July 2011
The UN announcement of famine in Somalia is both a wake-up call to the scale of this disaster, and a wake-up call to the solutions needed to limit death-from-hunger now and in the future. What is famine and how can we prevent it?
A young girl stands amid freshly made graves. Dadaab. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam
20 July 2011
Several rich governments are guilty of wilful neglect as the aid effort to avert catastrophe in East Africa limps along due to an $800 million shortfall.
19 July 2011
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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18 July 2011
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.
18 July 2011
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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15 July 2011
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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13 July 2011
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.
Women collect clean water, Somaliland. Photo: Alun McDonald/Oxfam
13 July 2011
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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