Climate Refugees: "Fleeing Drought in the Horn of Africa"

"DADAAB, KENYA --  For centuries, Adam Abdi Ibrahim's ancestors herded cattle and goats across an unforgiving landscape in southern Somalia where few others were hardy enough to survive.

This year, Ibrahim became the first in his clan to throw in the towel, abandoning his land and walking for a week to bring his family to this overcrowded refugee camp in Kenya.

He's not fleeing warlords, Islamist insurgents or Somalia's 18-year civil war. He's fleeing the weather."

Edmund Sanders reports for the Los Angeles Times October 25, 2009.

Monday, October 26, 2009