5-25 | MSF has handed over one of its largest projects for Somali refugees in Ethiopia. The number of refugees crossing the border has significantly gone down since the humanitarian crisis of last year. MSF initiated the project in Hiloweyn camp, one of the five refugee camps near to the border between Ethiopia and Somalia, in August 2011, at the height of the crisis.
3-7 | By early 2011, Ethiopia received 40,000 refugees coming from Somalia. By the end of 2011, the number had gone over 142,000. A mass exodus triggered by a terrible drought killing crops and herds in a country undergoing a twenty-year conflict, which, far from receding, seems to be exacerbating by the day.
11-3 | “The emergency is far from over,” says MSF.Unless the capacity to deliver aid is rapidly increased, there will be significant problems in meeting the needs of Somalis fleeing to Ethiopia, the international medical humanitarian organisation MSF said today.
8-17 | Hadija Isaac ABDU toys with the plastic syringe that she uses to feed her severely malnourished three-year-old son at the MSF stabilisation centre in Malkadida refugee camp. “We are farmers; we grow corn and sorghum. We had cows. The crops failed because of the drought and when the cattle died we decided to leave. We had to walk for seven days without food to get here. The only food we ate was what people gave us along the way.”