DADAAB CAMP, Kenya—The drought in the Horn and East Africa is the worst in 60 years, with more than 12 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Kenya in urgent need of food and assistance. The United Nations has declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia, and the rest of southern Somalia is at growing risk.
In response, aid groups such as the International Rescue Committee are stepping up their efforts across the region. The IRC is also aiding tens of thousands of Somali refugees who are pouring into camps in Kenya and Ethiopia—many barely clinging to life. In a hospital in Dadaab, Kenya—the largest refugee camp in the world—the IRC is treating some 500 Somali refugees every day.
Click here to see photographs of some of the refugees receiving treatment at the camp.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.