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Refugees From Kenya's Dadaab Camps Respond To Travel Ban

Ryan P. Cumming | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
Ryan P. Cumming

In northeast Kenya, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) helps manage the largest cluster of refugee camps in the world. At their peak, the Dadaab camp...

For Somali Refugees, A False Choice

Michel Gabaudan | Posted 09.19.2016 | Home
Michel Gabaudan

Kismayo, the capital of the southern-most province of Somalia, was recovered from the Al-Shabaab terrorist organization in 2012 by Kenyan and Somali t...

Malala: Don't Let Girls At Closing Refugee Camp Become 'Lost Generation'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home

Malala Yousafzai was all about celebrating her birthday on Tuesday, but, as usual, wasn’t all that interested in presents or parties. The education ...

What's Behind Kenya's Decision to Close its Refugee Camps?

Shanyn Ronis | Posted 05.21.2016 | Home
Shanyn Ronis

It seems unfathomable that Kenya should suddenly decide to close refugee camps that have been in existence for over 25 years.

Kenya: Faith in a Protracted Refugee Crises

Katherine Marshall | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Katherine Marshall

The refugee challenge for Kenya poses a knotty set of challenges, both urgent and longer term. Immediate demands continue but longer term solutions are desperately needed.

Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 01.01.2015 | Home
Sadia Ali Aden

In order to genuinely win the hearts and minds of the ordinary citizens, the Somali leadership must not hasten making decisions on their behalf or self-interest by signing any treaty at a disadvantaged position with countries that have more negative record than positive.

Dadaab: The Clock is Ticking

Thymaya Payne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Thymaya Payne

If Dadaab were actually counted as a city, it would be Kenya's third or fourth most populous. Yet it's not counted; it doesn't exist. It's a liminal space, neither here nor there, and its inhabitants exist between worlds interminably.

Education: A Challenge to Terror

Sarah Dryden-Peterson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Home
Sarah Dryden-Peterson

We believe that through education, our students will continue to be leaders in their communities, creating further opportunities for themselves and for others. Our students believe this too.

Women, Men, Refugees, UFOs and the CIA: The Places Documentary Can Go at Sheffield Doc Fest 2013

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.18.2013 | Home
Vivian Norris

Sitting down on the bus carrying us out through the stunning Darbyshire countryside to a cavern where we would watch an Opening Night film for the Sheffield Doc Fest, little did I know what the woman sitting next to me would come to represent for me.

Kenya: Punishing Refugees Won't Stop Terror Attacks

Michel Gabaudan | Posted 02.19.2013 | Home
Michel Gabaudan

Kenya certainly faces legitimate security concerns. And with the country's presidential campaign heating up, it is understandable that the government wants to make its city streets safer and more secure.

When War Stops, the Impact on the Environment Lives On

Erin Patrick | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Erin Patrick

One of war's consequences -- and sometimes its cause -- is the destruction of natural resources.

Waiting for Dadaab (PHOTOS)

Arthur Nazaryan | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home
Arthur Nazaryan


The Real Haunted House

Ming Holden | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home
Ming Holden

Depending on how much support a refugee has received, and how consistent their surroundings are in the non-home place they find themselves, they can go from trauma victim to trauma survivor.

The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity

Bono | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

2011-10-04-Screenshot20111004at12.07.01AM.jpgThe food crisis in the Horn of Africa is nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe, but it is getting less attention than the latest Hollywood break-ups and make-ups.

Turkana: Looking Into the Face of Starvation

Don Golden | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Don Golden

2011-09-06-Screenshot20110906at4.16.38PM.jpg There are no words to capture death by starvation but I bear witness to the fact: the young and old of Turkana are starving to death.

From Dadaab: Renewed Urgency for Long-Term Solutions Are Needed

Josh Lozman | Posted 10.29.2011 | Home
Josh Lozman

2011-08-29-dkjfkd.pngDespite heroic efforts by aid workers, the living conditions in Kenya's Camp Dadaab are unacceptable. Long-term solutions are needed.

Lives in the Balance: No Time to Waste in the Horn of Africa

Samuel Witten | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Samuel Witten

This is the worst drought in eastern Africa in decades. The United States recently announced additional funding for this emergency. But much more is required to avert greater catastrophe.

Why Is America Cutting Emergency Food Aid in the Middle of a Famine?

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home
Ambassador Tony Hall

When I first visited Ethiopia at the height of the 1984 famine, I watched as twenty-four people died of starvation in less than fifteen minutes, right in front of my eyes.

Inside Dadaab Refugee Complex: What Is Working, What is Not

Dr. Bill Frist | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home
Dr. Bill Frist

We heard stories from motherswho had lost their husbands. Families who journeyed for weeks to arrive malnourished and in need of medical assistance. And parents who had heartbreaking stories of losing children in the flight from famine in Somalia.

"Your Son Is Not Sick. He Just Needs to Eat."

Louis Belanger | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home
Louis Belanger

A famine? How did we get there? How did we let the situation deteriorate so that people are actually dying of hunger?

SLIDESHOW: Dadaab Camp In Kenya At More Than Four Times Capacity

Posted 09.24.2011 | Home

11:32am EDT By Catherine Hornby and Deepa Babington ROME (Reuters) - Emergency food centers in drought-stricken eastern Africa are overwhelmed by tho...

Death and Desperation in Dadaab

Justin Forsyth | Posted 09.15.2011 | Home
Justin Forsyth

Yesterday I spent the day in Dadaab refugee camp, a camp in Kenya near the Somalia border. A camp which has swelled to the size of Bristol. I was both inspired and heart broken by what I saw and heard.

Drought in Horn of Africa

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home
Louis Belanger

What is unfolding in Eastern Africa is the worst food crisis to hit the region in decades and Oxfam is concerned that large numbers of lives could soon be lost.

Somalian Children Die En Route To World's Largest Refugee Camp

AP/The Huffington Post | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home

DADAAB, Kenya -- Faduma Sakow Abdullahi and her five children tried to escape starvation in Somalia by journeying to a Kenyan refugee camp. Only one d...

Voices from Dadaab: the Daily Struggle to Cook a Meal

Erin Patrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin Patrick

This summer I traveled to the Dadaab region in Kenya, where three refugee camps -- among the largest in the world -- host nearly 300,000 refugees.