“I feel shocked to see what these people have gone through,” said Kristin. “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.”
1,300 people a day are arriving in Dadaab, fleeing the drought and war in Somalia. The world’s largest refugee complex is severely overcrowded and now shelters 380,000 people – four times its intended capacity – with many more expected over the next few months. Many refugees arrive malnourished and in desperate need of water, food and healthcare.
The Sex and the City star was traveling in Tanzania with the charity as part of her long term commitment as an Oxfam Ambassador. When she heard about the scale of the disaster in the Horn of Africa, she decided to extend her trip and visit one of the worst hit areas.
The DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal will provide life saving aid such as food, water, care for malnourished children and medical treatment. To donate, please go to www.dec.org.uk, phone 0370 60 60 900, text ‘CRISIS’ to 70000 to give £5, or you can post donations to PO Box 999 London EC3A 3AA.