More than 10,000 refugees a week are now arriving in the Dadaab camps in eastern Kenya, where aid partners struggle to meet the needs of some 360,000 people, in facilities meant for 90,000. At present, more than a half million children are severely malnourished and at risk of imminent death from severe acute malnutrition. Across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, an estimated 2.3 million children are already acutely malnourished, face long lasting consequences to their physical and mental development and are at high risk for contracting measles, polio and other deadly diseases UNICEF, together with Governments, UN, NGO and community partners, is supporting a range of interventions and essential services, especially for the displaced and for refugees, including feeding programmes, immunization campaigns, health outreach, and access to safe water and improved sanitation.
Page 2: Kenya, 2011-UNICEF regional director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Elhadj As Sy, visits the child friendly space at IFO refugee camp in Dadaab.© UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1008/Riccardo Gangale
Page 3: Kenya, 2011-UNICEF regional director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Elhadj As Sy, talks to refugees during his visit in the IFO refugee camp in Dadaab.© UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1008/Riccardo Gangale
Page 4: Kenya- A Somali boy is fingerprinted as part of registration procedures in the Ifo refugee camp in North Eastern Province, near the Kenya-Somalia border. © UNICEF/ Kate Holt
Page 5: Kenya Somali children and women receive mosquito nets from aid workers in the Ifo refugee camp near the Kenya-Somalia border.© UNICEF/Kate Holt
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