Thursday, August 18, 2011

World's largest refugee camp expands today; tens of thousands expected in coming months

"The first of 30,000 Somali refugees are expected to move into a new area of the world's largest refugee camp Thursday thanks in part to a donation of 5,000 tents by international aid agency World Vision. The new tents are going up just as the region faces the possibility of heavy rains – and the risk of flash floods – despite months of dry weather. The tents will also help protect the vulnerable from malaria, a potentially deadly disease for children and those weakened by malnourishment."

Read more about this enormous undertaking here.