by Amy Burke
The headlines have ceased. The struggle is silent. Only the crisis remains.
While the drought in East Africa and the mass relocation of hundreds of thousands of people to the overcrowded refugee camps in Dadaab have stopped making headlines, the nature of the situation is still incredibly dire.
Refugees are real people, not just an overwhelming statistic. Each one of the 400,000 residing in Dadaab is a real person with a real life and real needs–but often, we push them and their plight to the back of our minds believing that there is nothing we can do.
This situation is not hopeless. LWR is working tirelessly to meet the immediate needs of the refugees and create agricultural sustainability in East Africa for the long haul.