Thursday, February 21, 2008

We are in for the long haul

I have never been confident in political processes and now I am even less so. While Ladies in Action are far too busy assisting people to resettle (hence, they have not been able to send an update but we will certainly put something up towards the end of this week), our leaders are still as confused as always. There was a window of hope as Kibaki's government agreed to some form of power sharing. The opposition have taken a hard stand and given the government a week or else...The violence (which I am certain never really subsided) is getting more media attention
and the images are resurfacing.

As we everything else, the further we get into it, the more we realise the scale we are dealing with. ReliefWeb provides solid updates. The IDP situation is not easing beyond the nationwide efforts to help as many people as we can. I spoe to my father about what Ladies in Action are doing at the moment regarding the IDPs. As far as helping people to return to their tradtional homesteads, things are very organised. Transport has been arranged, people are being fed and looked after. Ladies in Action contributed about $300 to the fund and are now focusing on helping people get back on their feet. The crucial factor is to help resettle people as quickly as possible.

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