Saturday, January 05, 2008

Kenya on the brink of humanitarian disaster

A humanitarian crisis is building in Kenya in the aftermath of the violence that followed the country's elections. Aid agencies said the humanitarian crisis was getting worse, with at least 250,000 people displaced and more than 500,000 in need of emergency assistance. Kenyans, used to taking in refugees from other regional conflicts, are on the move themselves, with thousands fleeing into neighbouring Uganda.

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SURVIVOR: A man hacked by machetes recovers at a hospital near Eldoret, in Rift Valley, where 100,000 people face starvation.

NAIROBI, KENYA -- Up to 100,000 people face starvation in western Kenya because of election-related tribal violence, the World Food Program warned Friday, as rivals in last week's disputed presidential vote showed no willingness to talk.

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Kenya faces a health crisis within days if political violence in the country continues, a UK charity has warned.
"People are being forced to drink unsafe water, risking diarrhoeal diseases, infection and severe dehydration.
"The longer the crisis continues, the greater the risk to people's health. If peace isn't restored within the next few days, disease and severe dehydration are very real threats."

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The scenes in one of the Kenyan refugee camps

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