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Children climb in a tree, in one of the Dadaab refugee camps, north-east Kenya | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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Children climb in a tree, in one of the Dadaab refugee camps, north-east Kenya

Despite the hardships of life in the Dadaab camps, children who are well enough still love to play and climb trees. But the drought situation in Dadaab and across the Horn of Africa region is becoming increasingly desperate for millions of people.


The UK today announced a new package of support for over a million of the people most severely affected by the drought in the region.


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: Department for International Development


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Taken on July 16, 2011