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East Africa crisis: Staying positive during hard times in Borena

19 April 2012

The year began with a devastating drought for the pastoralists and farmers of the Borena zone. Thousands of families lost their livestock and their crops, and were left with deteriorating livelihoods. November 2011 brought about the much longed for... Keep reading


East Africa crisis: Six months on

25 January 2012

In July and September 2011, I took part in documenting the impact of the drought in the Horn of Africa in Ethiopia and Kenya. It was an eye-opening experience, seeing how climatic conditions, coupled with poor planning by governments... Keep reading


East Africa crisis: An encouraging oasis of green amid dry, dry land

17 November 2011

As I flew into the vast and expansive Mandera, I felt a world away from Nairobi from where I had departed - a city full of cars and high rise buildings. My arrival coincided with a brief rain shower... Keep reading


Somalis in Kenya have little to eat but plenty of warmth, kindness and trust

21 October 2011

We met Abdiya Mohammoud Osman, 74, at the designated shop where she was redeeming the Ksh 2000 (US $20) voucher she received as part of the support we are offering to 450 older people affected by the recent horn... Keep reading


World Food Day and Blog Action Day: Global food crisis and older people

14 October 2011

16 October is both World Food Day and Blog Action Day. As a result, the theme for Blog Action is food, but more specifically, the focus of World Food Day is "Food prices - from crisis to stability". Our... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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