HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Visits Refugees in Dadaab, Somalia

| 29 August , 2011 | Reply

H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark travelled to Dadaab, Somalia East Africa with Danish politician, Søren Pind, members from the Danish Red Cross and others on a humanitarian mission.  Princess Mary is patron of the Danish Refugee Council and her visit raises awareness of the horrific famine and drought that has plagued the region in recent months; the worst drought in 60 years.

It’s reported that in the first half of 2011 alone, more than 83,000 Somalis fled into Kenya and over 54,000 into Ethiopia, fleeing from a combination of violence and drought in Somalia

Crown Princess Mary arrived at one of the largest refugee camps in Kenya and speaking to the Danish television network, TV2, the crown princess said,

“It\’s hard to see small children who have been through so much with their families and do not have the strength to move&” 

“Because you must remember that those who reached the camp, they get the help they need. And you can not help but think how those who have nothing, because they probably have it much worse.”

Mary admitted she had prepare herself to see starving children and how she would react to it.

“It\’s something you\’re not used to and I will say that it is one of the things I\’ve had many thoughts before the trip down here – how do I get to react when the filters that we have at home is removed. And I think I am going to respond to it for a long time too.” (via)

Listen to Mary speak in Danish about her visit:

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