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23 Jun 2015 description

By Charles Gaudry, Head of Mission for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Kenya

23 June 2015

This opinion piece was originally published in the Daily Nation, Kenya, on June 19th 2015.

It is almost 25 years since the first people fleeing war in Somalia settled in Ifo refugee camp, in Kenya’s northeastern province, marking the beginning of what was to become the Dadaab refugee complex. Today, it is the largest in the world.

19 Dec 2008 description

As millions of vulnerable people across the Horn of Africa face a life threatening battle for food, New Zealand Red Cross has committed $30,000 to assist with relief operations.

A recent report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (the Federation) indicates that over 20 million people across Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are living on the margins of survival due to complex cocktail of drought, conflict, displacement and poverty.