“food is available in the markets. It is just too expensive for poor people to buy. Production is vital, but the question of how food is distributed is more important. Increasing the size of the pie means nothing to people who aren’t allowed near the table.”
Children in camps give photographers a taste of their own medicine
An article going inside Dadaab, written by Samanatha Spooner
Meghan McCain interviewed Cindy, her mom, by phone from a hotel room in Kenya while she visited Dadaab with K’naan.
Keith Olbermann and Kristin Davis on the Famine
African leaders must give at least £30m to fight the Horn of Africa hunger crisis when they meet for a fund-raising conference on Thursday, activists have said.
Story by Samantha Spooner, Photos by Philippa Ndisi-Hermann
Creating an artificial distinction between those fleeing conflict and those fleeing drought, as the Kenyan government has tried to do, is disingenuous. Famine always has complex political as well as environmental causes.
Human Rights Watch Report, August 2011
Africa Have Your Say Debate: Are Africans doing enough to help themselves?