East Africa drought remains huge crisis

20 October 2011

Three months after famine was declared in Somalia, the crisis in East Africa remains huge.

MAF continues to fly twice-weekly to Dadaab carrying aid workers – providing safe and speedy travel.

More than 12 million people are affected across the Horn of Africa with refugees from Somalia continuing to arrive at Dadaab refugee camp every day.

Heightened insecurity and the kidnapping of aid workers last week is adding to the challenges of making aid available to the millions in need.

The coming rainy season is expected to bring disease to the crowded refugee camps.

Children remain extremely vulnerable with more than 400,000 children remain at risk of death in Somalia alone.

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