Dollo Ado, Ethiopia, Oct.2011
Dollo Ado, Ethiopia.October2011
3 year old Asar Ali sits in the hospital in the "Kobe" camp and drinks for the first time since he was admitted severely malnurished. Every day children die in the four large camps which is located in the border region.Due to the big effort made by different organisations like Save the children the number of children who die has gone down dramatically - only a few weeks ago more than 20 children died every day, now the number is less than five.
” 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.