The BBC continues to surpass US humanitarian coverage of Kenya by addressing the physical and emotional needs of those navigating their country’s sudden outbreak of violence. As of today, more than 600 have been burned alive, shot and butchered and American media continues to focus on the politics, economics, and violence. But an estimated 250,000 living men, women and children are displaced, frightened, mourning, wounded and hungry with no home to return to. These are stories of the people.
The following links are no longer active but I have left this listing for the sake of history.
Service to mark church deaths?
A service to commemorate those who were burnt to death in a church has been held in Eldoret, in western Kenya. 6 Jan 2008
Food lorries have left the Kenyan port of Mombasa in a new effort to tackle the humanitarian crisis. 6 Jan 2008
The BBC’s Karen Allen traces the scars of last week’s violence in the settlement of Burnt Forest in western Kenya. 5 Jan 2008
All tourist flights to Kenya have been cancelled – and a man whose family are still there says he fears for their lives. 4 Jan 2008
The instability in Kenya has made more than 180,000 people homeless, Red Cross officials have said. 4 Jan 2008