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Malnourished children arrive in Kenya

The United Nations Refugee Agency says children as young as five are dying within days of arriving at the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya.

More than 1,000 refugees are pouring in to the camp each day as they flee severe drought and civil war in Somalia.

Officials say the location could soon be home to half a million people.

The BBC Ben Brown reports.

  • 06 Jul 2011
  • From the section Africa