There are now over 450,000 refugees in the Dadaab refugee camp -- 5 times initial capacity -- due to famine and political strife.
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April 19: 4am MusingsSleep has not come easy for me since my arrival to Kakuma. I've been here five nights and every night has been a… »
April 18: The ReceptionToday was one of the most profound experiences I have had in my life. Today I went to the Reception Center in… »
April 12: FilmAid and Ralph Lauren celebrate in LondonOn Monday March 26th, FilmAid had a fantastic night out in London, as Ralph Lauren opened their Double RL Store at 16… »
March 26: NY Council for the Humanities hosts “Stories from Dadaab”New York Council for the Humanities in collaboration with Filmaid International, The Great Globe Foundation, and Tiny… »
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FilmAid gets life-saving information to those who need it most using the power of film. Check out our new trailer that will be running in theaters this holiday season and share it with your friends and family!
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The Power of Film: Bringing Essential Information to People In NeedCommunities in crisis need knowledge and empowerment. FilmAid provides both, to millions of people suffering the effects of war, poverty, displacement or disaster. Films provide a way to reach many people at once, overcoming literacy boundaries, bringing forth information where it is needed and inspiring hope where it is lacking. Since 1999, FilmAid has worked in partnership with other global aid organizations to bring critical information to more than 2 million people, in places as diverse as Macedonia, Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan and the US Gulf Coast. FilmAid engages communities to shape the messages most needed for their survival and strength. We work with communities to create films and videos in their own voice, and to show these films in the most impactful and appropriate settings. FilmAid screenings range from intimate discussion of 40 people to large outdoor screenings, reaching thousands at one time.
HOW WE CHANGE LIVES:
FilmAid screenings reach more than 250,000 people annually. In 2008, we screened to individuals from Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Eritrea, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. FilmAid has completed a 5 part film series on hygiene and the prevention of malaria and cholera produced for the Somali refugee community. The films are being watched by thousands of Somalis living in Dadaab refugee camp where health is consistently compromised by overpopulation. Women, girls and children receive special attention in FilmAid's programming. Each year, over 25,000 women and children attend moderated screenings focused on their critical informational needs. Students from our Refugee Filmmaking Program have gained self-esteem by creating short films on their and their communities concerns and issues.
FilmAid International is a non-profit 501(c)(3) service-based humanitarian aid organization. FilmAid is a Global Implementing Partner of the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency), and is funded by a variety of individuals, private foundations, corporations, international agencies and the US State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees & Migration.