Child refugees at Dadaab camp
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Child refugees abandoned as East Africa famine worsens

As the famine in East Africa worsens, the international charity Save the Children has revealed a four fold increase in the number of children arriving at the Dadaab refugee camp in the last month alone.

The camp, which is close to the Kenyan border with Somalia, is now at more than four times the capacity it was originally designed to cater for and has an overwhelming 400,000 refugees now seeking help there.

The BBC's Emily Buchanan reports.

  • 14 Aug 2011
  • From the section Africa
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