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2011-12-21 07:10:00

DADAAB, Kenya, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A BLU-MED mobile field hospital was recently set up by AmeriCares in Kenya at the new Kambioos Refugee Camp. Once it becomes operational, the hospital is expected to provide surgical and recovery capability for pediatric and maternity patients from the local Somalian refugee population. The hospital will be staffed and operated by the International Medical Corps and is expected to be utilized for several years until a permanent structure...

2011-09-27 12:57:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By the thousands, hungry, weary and desperate people continue to arrive at the gates of the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya, seeking refuge from the drought and food crisis that has driven more than 13 million people across East Africa to the brink of starvation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110927/DC75966 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO ) Fatumah Muhammed Abdi fled to Dadaab with five...

2011-09-23 13:11:00

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Oxfam Ambassador Actress Scarlett Johansson visited Kenya to see the devastating impact of the drought in East Africa. More than 13 million people are at risk because of a severe drought that has hit parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. In Somalia, the crisis has escalated to a famine. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) She visited the Dadaab refugee camp, where tens of thousands of Somali...

2011-09-22 12:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --International Medical Corps announced at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting a commitment to immediately address the nutritional and health needs of 200,000 individuals suffering from the effects of famine and drought in the Horn of Africa. International Medical Corps will scale-up targeted nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs in drought-affected regions in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. (Photo:...

2011-09-07 15:16:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress and International Medical Corps Global Ambassador Sienna Miller returned this week from visiting International Medical Corps' nutrition programs in the Dolo Ado camps in eastern Ethiopia, an area largely inaccessible by media. More than 120,000 Somalis - 30 percent of whom are malnourished - are seeking refuge here from the crippling effects of drought, famine, and conflict. With six regions of Somalia now facing famine, Miller...

2011-09-02 13:10:00

NAIROBI, KENYA and NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is visiting refugee camps in Kenya to underscore the urgent needs of women affected by the famine in the Horn of Africa. So far, 12.4 million people have been affected by severe drought in the Horn of Africa. In Somalia, the drought resulted in 3.7 million internally displaced people. The world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab in...

2011-09-01 11:28:00

Lifesaving care will aid starving refugees STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is building and equipping a field hospital for the thousands of refugees fleeing the devastating famine in Somalia. Tens of thousands have already died and officials say 12.4 million people in the Horn of Africa need immediate humanitarian relief from the worst drought in more than a half century. The 4,500-square-foot AmeriCares field hospital will house a therapeutic feeding...

2011-07-28 14:34:00

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An additional half-million people in East Africa are now in desperate need of humanitarian relief, bringing the number to 11.6 million people across the drought-stricken region. International Medical Corps is expanding its existing operations and deploying additional emergency teams to provide critical nutrition and health interventions to families from southern Somalia who are crossing into Kenya and Ethiopia. At some camps, one in...

2011-07-14 16:20:00

BALTIMORE, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the danger of widespread famine in the Horn of Africa increasing daily, Lutheran World Relief is rushing $500,000 for an immediate response to this unfolding humanitarian crisis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO) More than 10 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti are at grave risk of famine as the worst drought in the region in 60 years wears on. "Rains have largely failed for the...

2008-08-29 15:00:52

MSF ceases medical activities in Mogadishu clinic amid fighting NAIROBI, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- International medical humanitarian aid agency Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) said on Wednesday it has been forced to cease medical activities in one of its clinics in central Mogadishu due to increased violence. The medical charity said in a statement issued in Nairobi that increased fighting has led to unacceptable security risks for its patients and staff working in the lawless nation. "The...