3 August 2011
WFP Web Editor Martin Penner recently spent a week in Dadaab, Kenya where over 1,000 people are arriving everyday to escape famine in southern Somalia. During his stay, Martin recorded his experiences in a video diary to help people understand what it's like to live and work in the world's largest refugee camp.
29 July 2011
Amid a worsening hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, WFP is moving quickly to feed 11.5 million people across the region. Airlifts have begun delivering food to the Somalia capital of Mogadishu and areas in the country’s famine-hit south, while WFP ramps up support for refugees in Kenya and Ethiopia.
25 July 2011
At the reception centres at the camps in Dadaab, newly-arrived Somali refugees get three-week food rations from WFP to tide them over while they settle themselves.
25 July 2011
This is the story of just one of the Somali refugee families arriving at Dadaab in north-eastern Kenya. With a population of more than 400,000 and some 1,300 new arrivals each day, the camps at Dadaab form the biggest refugee settlement in the world.
24 July 2011
World Food Programme Executive Director Josette Sheeran says WFP is considering every option to reach more than 2 million people who are currently inaccessible inside southern Somalia, including airlifts of food.
22 July 2011
More than 11 million people across the Horn of Africa are in urgent need of food assistance and WFP needs your help to get it to them. Here are 10 things absolutely anyone can do to help us save lives.
15 July 2011
Malnourished children and dying livestock are just some of the victims of the drought that is currently ravaging northern Kenya and the Horn of Africa. This is a report from the frontline of the disaster that is blighting the lives of so many people across the region.
13 July 2011
Dawude, 15, abandoned his home in Somalia and embarked on a lonely four-day walk to the Kenyan border and the Dadaab refugee camp where WFP is providing food assistance to refugees. He is one of thousands fleeing conflict and drought in southern Somalia.
8 July 2011
The number of people in the Horn of Africa requiring food assistance from WFP is expected to rise as high as 10 million in coming weeks, as drought, high food and fuel prices, and conflict take their toll.
29 June 2011
A national disaster has been declared by the Government of Kenya in the northern part of the country which is suffering one of the worst droughts in recent years – some parts of the region are experiencing their driest year in 60 years. A total of 2.4 million people in the north are receiving food assistance from WFP or the Government of Kenya because of drought. The number in need is expected to rise over coming months. At the same time, tens of thousands of refugees from Somalia are streaming across the border into Kenya every week. Most of them are settling in camps at Dadaab where WFP is providing high-energy biscuits to new arrivals before they are registered and given full rations.
- Food shortage crisis in Dadaab refugee camp Source: ABC News (Australia)
- Data drip: 'Smart' handpumps send signal that water has run out Source: The Guardian
- Kenya: Floods displace thousands, destroy crops Source: IRIN
- Insurance helps Kenya's herders protect against drought Source: CNN
- Mother Rescued From Slide Into Severe Malnutrition Source: Footcircles