Dollo Ado, Ethiopia, Oct.2011
Dollo Ado, Ethiopia.October2011
At the small hospital in the latest built camp "Hilaweyn" built on the border between Somalia and Ethiopia, a small girl sits in the clinic for severely malnurished children.Only a week ago the medical staff in the camp didn´t think she would survive - after many weeks with little to no food at all. Slowly she is recovering and will soon be transfered to another clinic where she will have to learn to walk and eat again. She and her family arrived to the camp which is now inhabitted by more than 40.000 people, two weeks ago. All refugees in the camp arrived within the last two month.
” 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....
- jan grarup
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- Somali refugees, Ethiopia.