Sex and the City star Kristin Davis has been busy traveling with Oxfam to learn more about the food crisis happening in Kenya. According to an open letter signed by numerous celebrities including Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel, Livia Firth and many others, “East Africa is experiencing the worst food crisis of the 21st century. Livestock are dying, markets are empty, food prices are rocketing and people are starving.”
Davis, who has been visiting with refugees in the Dadaab camp in Kenya, said she was shocked to see what the people fleeing from drought and war are experiencing.
She said of her visits with the refugees in Kenya, “I feel shocked to see what these people have gone through. I met women who have walked for 20 days through the desert, with children dying on the way, only to arrive at a camp where there is hardly any food and water to go around. We must not allow this to happen in this day and age. Anything that you can give will help people who have absolutely nothing.”
Oxfam has started an emergency campaign for the people of East Africa to provide emergency assistance, food, water, and medical treatment for the malnourished. The Disasters Emergency Committee is seeking to raise £50m to help the 12 million who are starving and in need of clean water and clean sanitation around the Horn of Africa.
Thousands of refugees find their way to the Dadaab camp each day. As more people come to the safety of the camp, already malnourished, starving and sick, the food crisis increases.
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