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UN struggling to cope with East Africa drought

UN struggling to cope with East Africa drought

The United Nations says it is struggling to cope with the number of people on the move in East Africa because of the severe drought and continue fighting in Somalia.
A spokesman for the U.N. refugee agency says thousands of mostly Somalis are arriving at the Dadaab camp in Kenya alone each week.
Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday that the U.N. is unable to say how many people are on the move in the region right now but "the prognosis looks very poor indeed at the moment."
The World Health Organization says children are at particular risk, with child malnutrition rates rising steeply in recent months.
UNICEF says 65,000 children in Kenya alone are at acute risk of dying.


Updated : 2021-04-11 08:45 GMT+08:00