Dollo Ado, Ethiopia, Oct.2011
Dollo Ado, Ethiopia.October2011
In the refugeecamp " Hilaweyn" also called "Hells wind " a small boy overlooks the massive camp which is now grown to more than 40.000 refugees... Refugees are still arriving in large numbers and due to that - relieforganisations have started to build a fifth camp in the area.
Save the children are working in all the camps, trying to improve the daily life for the many children in the camps.
” The drought in the horn of Africa is affecting more than 4.5 million people in Ethiopia. In addition, more than 140.000 refugees from Somalia have settled in camps in the border region between Somalia and Ethiopia. In the area around the border city Dollo Ado, four large refugee camps are already over crowded. A fifth camp is under construction due to the big influx still taking place. Many of the refugees are children, arriving severely malnutritioned. The mortality rate among small children has been brought down, but still children are dying on a daily basis...
The four camps –Hilaweyn,Kobe, Malkadida and Bokomayo are now hosting more than 120.000 refugees and more are coming daily....
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