Kristin Davis, better known as Charlotte of “Sex and the City” fame, has just returned from doing charity work in Africa with Oxfam. The famous Manhattanite has described the trip as “putting everything in perspective.” According to the Huffington Post:
For Davis, going out into the world has included six years of tireless work with Oxfam, travelling to regions a world away from Charlotte’s Upper Manhattan duplex and most recently to Tanzania, when news of Kenya’s growing humanitarian crisis exacerbated by drought meant a change of plan and a journey to Dadaab Refugee Camp in the north-east of Kenya.
“We were in Dadaab on Friday and it was heart-wrenching, shocking. Today’s only Sunday and we’re sitting here, so it’s kind of surreal.”
Davis is visibly moved as she tells of some of her first-hand encounters in the camp.Story continues below
“One woman had to walk for miles to reach the camp – some people spend 20 days on the road. She had four of her own children with her, and seven more she’d collected along the way. There was no room in the camp for them all, so she built a tiny hut and had to put the smallest children in the tree at night, so the hyenas wouldn’t get them. And I was just overwhelmed by her grace in this grace appearing in the most horrendous situation.”
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