Survival Backpacks for Somali refugees in Kenya

Aug 19, 2011

Update 19 August 2011 from Survival Backpacks team

Somali refugees waiting for Survival Backpacks
Somali refugees waiting for Survival Backpacks

On 16 August 2011, the Survival Backpacks team distributed supplies to 250 Somali families near the Kenyan border with Somalia. 

Here is one Somali woman's story:
"I left with ten children and lost seven of my boys and my husband on the road. We started to drink each others' urine for 28 days to stay alive. Now I'm here only with three of my children" (Khadija)

The Survival Backpacks team is gathering supplies in Nairobi, including 3000 emergency shelters, to take to the border with Somalia early next week.  We are also preparing more video footage of stories from Somali families, which we will post on youtube.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Abdisalaan Aato delivering supplies
Abdisalaan Aato delivering supplies



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Project Leader

Nathan Collett

Nairobi , Federal District Kenya

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Map of Survival Backpacks for Somali refugees in Kenya