‘The worst disaster’: 400,000 crammed into refugee camp
Catholic World News - July 14, 2011
Fleeing the worst regional drought in six decades, some 400,000 people have left Somalia and other nations of the Horn of Africa for a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. Thousands are now arriving every day at the camp, whose capacity is only 90,000.
“More than two million babies in the Horn of Africa are malnourished and need urgent assistance to save their lives, L’Osservatore Romano reports. “A half a million of these babies are in imminent danger for survival, with long-term consequences for their physical and mental development. More generally, it is estimated that ten million people need immediate humanitarian assistance, more than double the number that UN agencies are currently able to assist.”
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