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|August 25, 2011|
I am in Kenya about to leave, with UNICEF, for Dadaab-the largest refugee camp in the world. 400,000 people, mainly Somalis, are already in the camp (which was built for 90,000) and tens of thousands more have arrived since June, fleeing the famine.
I have been traveling in rural Kenya seeing the truly impressive projects founded by Free the Children. Thanks to FTC I witnessed whole communities rising out of poverty through schools, medical centers, education on planting drought sustainable crops,and an array of income generating projects.
I spent today in the Kibera slums on the outskirts of Nairobi. More on that later but I have to give a shout out to Carolina for Kibera.
With so much of my focus on the famine I cannot ignore the on-going atrocities in Sudan. There is fresh evidence of atrocities committed by Khartoum in South Kordofan where eight mass graves were identified by the Satellite Sentinel Project, which was set up by George Clooney to monitor events in Sudan. 'The only question now is what is the international community going to do about it?' said the Project director.
Analysis of the high altitude images confirms the many reports of mass murders of ethnic Nuba people in South Kordofan state. Witnesses say people have been rounded up by the Sudanese army and taken away in trucks.The trucks returned empty and the people have not been seen again. http://bit.ly/pffiUl