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Andrew Mitchell and Justin Forsyth speak to refugees in Dadaab, Kenya

Andrew Mitchell, UK Secretary of State for International Development (r), pictured talking to refugees from Somalia in the Dadaab refugee camps in north-east Kenya today, with Save the Children CEO Justin Forsyth (centre).


Mr Mitchell announced a new package of support for victims of the drought affecting the Horn of Africa, ahead of his visit to the camp.


This UK aid package will provide assistance to:


- 500,000 people in Somalia, including treatment for nearly 70,000 acutely malnourished children


- Over 130,000 people in Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya, including access to clean drinking water and health care for one third of refugees


- Over 100,000 people in Dolo Ado refugee camps in Ethiopia including access to shelter, clean drinking water and treatment for starving children

300,000 Kenyans, including special rations to prevent malnutrition in children under the age of five and breastfeeding mothers


To find out more about how the UK is helping people affected by the drought in the region, please visit:


Photo: Pete Lewis/Department for International Development


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Taken on July 16, 2011