Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thousands Without Shelter

According to BBC News, the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya is gradually running out of funding.  Almost half a million people now reside in Dadaab, near the Somali border.  More and more Somalis continue to flee to the refugee camp to escape the violence; however, the ratio of people in need surpasses the total funding available.  For instance, approximately 30,000 new shelters are needed, but there is only funding for only 4,000.  

Somalia and its surrounding areas are a hostile environment, and with the lack of a central government, finding a solution becomes a greater, ongoing challenge.  These problems are real.  Tens of thousands of lives are at risk, and the world has an obligation to acknowledge these problems and offer assistance in any form possible.

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