The father-daughter duo stumble into the refugee camp in search of food, water and shelter after an eight-day walk through the desolate, dried-up African bush. Eerily thin, they hope to find relief from the worst famine to hit the Horn of Africa in 60 years.
It took Habiba Nuna and her father twice as long as the thousands of other Somali refugees making the four-day trek from the border of Somalia to Dadaab, Kenya — the 40-year-old woman carried her elderly father to safety.
Tens of thousands of Somalis, mostly women and children, stream into the refugee camp clutching small bags of clothes and other meager possessions. The children are malnourished. Most are listless and too small for their age. A 3-year-old child looks like a 1-year-old. Their mothers, however, smile and are in good spirits — they have survived the journey. Hope runs high for the help that will save their families.
The reality, however, is many relief organizations are struggling financially. The Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund has only enough money to last six more months, and that estimate doesn’t include the current African famine crisis in the mix.Continue Reading on www.bpnews.net