Do an acclaimed photographer's images for Oxfam bring attention to the drought in Kenya, or do they risk putting too much gloss on one of the world's biggest crises?
"The scale of poverty in Dadaab is overwhelming," said the Oxfam Ambassador--but even in a time of crisis, people are determined to create a better future.
On World Humanitarian Day, honoring the less glamorous--but essential--job of bringing clean water to thousands displaced by drought.
Oxfam is hiring refugees to help build latrines as the camp expands in Kenya.
“We are poor because the season is always dry. Everything dies, every day, every day, every day," said Kenyan herder Tede Lokapelo.
At the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, as the numbers increase, the overcrowding gets worse.
Akiru Lotege, 33, shares her account of the challenges she faces raising children in a time of drought and hardship.
"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."--Kristin Davis
The process is meant to symbolize the precarious situation of the Maasai tribes of Kenya, which are being hit hard by changes to the climate. One of the worst droughts in living memory has devastated the Maasai’s herds of cattle, and their livelihoods.