Sunday, March 01, 2009

Nothing but Nets Makes a Slam Dunk

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced a few weeks ago that its supporters have successfully raised more than $1.2 million to provide long-lasting insecticide-treated nets to more than 273,000 refugees in four camps in Kenya before the summer’s rainy season. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will distribute the 128,000 nets over the next few weeks. Says Adrianna Logalbo, Director of Nothing But Nets, “As I help distribute nets here in Dadaab camp, I am thankful to the thousands of individuals who have donated as little as $10 to send these life-saving bed nets. The refugees I’ve met with have survived displacement, discrimination and sometimes war - they should not then die of a malaria infection caused by a mosquito bite."