Amidst the region's worst drought in decades, Somali refugees crowd camps in Kenya

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“It’s a very long, treacherous journey,” says Ms. Ahmed. “By the time they come to the camps, they are hungry, very emaciated, some of them almost naked, holding their children.” When they get to Kenya, the refugees tell horrific stories of deprivation and danger. “Some of them lost family members along the way due to hunger and thirst. Some reported that family members were eaten by wild animals,” Ms. Ahmed reports. There are also unconfirmed reports of armed militia members attempting to prevent people from leaving Somalia.

Source: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/kenya_59174.ht...

“It’s a very long, treacherous journey,” says Ms. Ahmed. “By the time they come to the camps, they are hungry, very emaciated, some of them almost naked, holding their children.”

When they get to Kenya, the refugees tell horrific stories of deprivation and danger.

“Some of them lost family members along the way due to hunger and thirst. Some reported that family members were eaten by wild animals,” Ms. Ahmed reports. There are also unconfirmed reports of armed militia members attempting to prevent people from leaving Somalia.

Source: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/kenya_59174.html




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