On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Oxfam Humanitarian Press Officer Anna Ridout reports on the ongoing East Africa food crisis from the Dadaab refugee complex, in northeastern Kenya. The complex is the biggest in the world, currently sheltering more than 400,000 people (Aug 2011) -- most of them fleeing conflict and drought in Somalia.
More than 9,000 refugees continue to arrive every week, many walking for days or even weeks, as drought worsens across the region. Oxfam is on the ground in Dadaab, laying pipelines and trucking in clean water for residents of the refugee complex.
Donate now to Oxfam's East Africa Food Crisis Appeal: http://www.oxfam.org/eastafrica