Category Archives: Humanitarian

Eight data, one figure and a fact about South Sudan

As of 1 August 2014 1,5 Million children, women and men have been displaced. Out of these, 1,136 Million children, women and men are internally displaced and 435.710 have fled to the neighboring countries. South Sudan also hosts 242.239 refugees … Continue reading

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For how long would the world mark “World Refugee day”?

This year like every other year, the world marks yet another World Refugee day and yet again we will have an increase in statistics on the number of people who would have fled their home countries all around the world … Continue reading

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Cash not food – Giving choices to the Poor People

(Versión en español) Recently I was invited to a Ted X Barcelona Change Talk, where I proposed a major disruption in the way aid is managed.  In brief I proposed that we move away from food aid and substitute food with … Continue reading

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Alice in Nightmareland

Alice was beginning to get very tired; Not , but not of because of just sitting by her sister on the bank while she was reading a book with no pictures. Actually, like her sister, Alice could not read. In … Continue reading

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The camel in the gutter

The most visible, most photogenic part of the crisis in the Horn of Africa is undoubtedly the Refugee Camps in Dadaab in Kenya so as Dollo Ado in Ethiopia, but in absolute terms represent a small portion of the population … Continue reading

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Dadaab Refugee Camp

The Dadaab refugee camp has become the face of the food crisis in this region. 1,400 Somali refugees every day are coming into this overcrowded camp in the northeastern corner of Kenya. Many of them have walked for weeks across … Continue reading

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Ineffective development policies threaten millions of lives

This week, humanitarian organizations have launched the largest emergency appeal to date in Africa to raise funds to tackle the food crisis ravaging parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. The fact that we reached this point makes me sad and … Continue reading

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The Horn of Africa biggest disaster

The Horn of Africa is facing its biggest disaster in decades, yet the world is largely silent. Many parts of the region are suffering from two consecutive failed rains, and it has been the driest 12 months in 60 years. … Continue reading

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Do you know what a Refugee Camp is?

What about you? When did you get here? I asked her with my  thick tongue caused by the scorching heat. We were in a refugee camp like many I had seen in almost every corner of East Africa. It was … Continue reading

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