In 2009 Stefano De Luigi shot a series of works based on the Kenyan drought, specifically within the Turkana region in northwest Kenya. Stefano, uses the drought as a lens through which to examine climate change more widely. follow link to interview and pictures in the vice magazine.
This series on the Action Against Hunger Webbed, has been developed off the back of a Trip I posed on this blog earlier I travel across the region to determine how many children are malnourished and how many of those are able to access treatment. We walked house-to-house visiting families, to find out what barriers mothers face and what solutions could work. See the resulting pictures and video by following this link as well as full report following here. All material
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West Pokot, at the edge of the Rift Valley in Kenya, is a vast county where luscious green mountains meet scorched savanna. Action Against Hunger and the Kenyan Ministry of Health are supporting families with malnourished children across the county, as well as addressing some of the difficulties they face in accessing treatment. Photo by: Samuel Hauenstein Swan link
Mihag Gedi Farah, a seven-month-old child, is held by his mother in a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee in the town of Dadaab, Kenya. The baby has since made a full recovery.
Piringan village in Turkana. ..Five million Kenyans are affected by the famine and draught. Kenya is the forgotten country on the horn of Africa..Southern Kenya is famous for a massive tourist industry with green landscape, snowy mountains, rich wildlife and crystal sandy beaches. The northern part is the opposite. The north is hardly hit by the draught and the villages are isolated with no roads connected to the bigger towns. The Turkana region is inhabited by pastoralists and the people…more
OXFAM: ASK THE DUST
It has hardly rained in Kachoda, part of the district of Turkana in northern Kenya, for five years. There have been only two wet seasons since the drought started in 2004. The earth that once nurtured crops is now an endless patchwork of cracks, interrupted by the parched spindles of remaining trees. The people here, like an estimated 12.4 million others in Central Africa, are in the grip of a drought that has already claimed a great number of lives in the district. Rankin travelled with Oxfam to help launch their new GROW campaign, and meet the remarkable survivors of these severe conditions.