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Horn Of Africa Drought

Posted by The IRC on November 18th, 2013
On a recent visit to Kenya, I met with refugees in a densely populated urban area in Nairobi and in the Dadaab refugee camp. Many told me they would like to return to Somalia one day, but only when it is peaceful and stable. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on August 29th, 2013
A sense of relative calm and security has returned to Mogadishu after two decades of civil war and a deadly famine. But Somalis who flocked to the city in recent years to escape famine and violence face staggering hardships. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 22nd, 2013
July 20, 2013 marked the two-year anniversary of the UN declaration of famine in Somalia. Cut off from aid by ongoing violence, some 1.5 million people were forced to leave their homes in search of food and safety. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on June 14th, 2013
I first met Abdallah Ibrahim Yare in Dadaab complex, home to 500,000 refugees, two years ago at the height of the famine in Somalia. He and his family, along with thousands of others, had trekked for days to Kenya in search of food and safety. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 14th, 2013
In January, we introduced you to Hassan Omar Ibrahim, a Somali who was forced to flee his home due to the famine and was living at Carafat camp, in Galkayo, Somalia. This is the next chapter in his story. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 26th, 2013
Explore DADAAB STORIES, an online multimedia experience just launched by our partner FilmAid International. Video, poetry, music, radio, community journalism and blogs tell personal stories from the world's largest refugee camp. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 6th, 2013
A year ago, the IRC and DC Entertainment joined forces to combat the effects of a devastating drought in East Africa through the We Can Be Heroes campaign. Thanks to your support, the campaign has had a wide-ranging impact. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 3rd, 2013
The lifesaving impact of the We Can Be Heroes drought relief campaign is exemplified by the story of Aden, a three-year-old boy who returned from the brink of starvation after being treated at an IRC clinic in Dadaab, Kenya. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 31st, 2012
The word “renewal” brings to mind another story I would like to share with you. It is one I have written about before — a year ago, when the face of an emaciated seven-month-old boy shook the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 16th, 2012
Today is World Food Day. Until midnight, when you donate to the We Can Be Heroes campaign to support the IRC's drought response in the Horn of Africa, DC Comics will triple your gift. more »