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Existence. zimbabwe The head of the United Nations refugee agency is to meet Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki to urge him to open a new camp for people fleeing drought and conflict in Somalia.

The Kenyan government has so far refused to authorise the completion of the Ifo II camp, which has room for up to 40,000 people.

It fears it would encourage refugees to stay in the country permanently.

The new facility is close to the Dadaab camp, which is now hugely overcrowded.

Some 10 million people are said to be affected by the Horn of Africa's worst drought in 60 years.

Somalia, wracked by 20 years of conflict, is worst affected and some 3,000 people flee each day for neighbouring countries such as Ethiopia and Kenya which are struggling to cope.

Dadaab is reportedly the world's biggest refugee camp - it was built to house 90,000 people but could soon be holding 500,000, aid workers say.

The BBC's Daud Aweis in Kenya says that the UNHCR has been trying to persuade the Kenyan government to open the Ifo II camp for two years but it might succeed this time, as the crisis is so severe.

Our reporter says that local people, who are also badly affected by the drought, fear that a new influx of refugees may also spell environmental disaster for the arid region.

Visiting Dadaab over the weekend, UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres said that Somalia was the world's worst humanitarian disaster.

"Here in the outskirts of the Somali refugee camp of Dadaab, we have the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable of the vulnerable in the world," he said.

He also urged aid agencies to start working in Somalia, as many people are to weak to walk for weeks to seek help - some malnourished infants are already dying.

Last week, the militant group al-Shabab, which controls many southern and central areas of Somalia, said it was lifting its ban on aid agencies. gg Photo: Reuters
A woman holds her malnourished child on arrival at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, July 7, 2011.United Nations and international aid agencies say the crisis in the Horn of Africa is overwhelming their ability to provide assistance to the millions of people suffering from the region's worst drought in 60 years. The agencies say they are overstretched and underfunded and are appealing for more help from the international community.

The drought crisis is affecting Ethiopia, Kenya, central and southern Somalia and Djibouti. But, aid agencies say the impact is greatest in Somalia. They say the fall in crop production is causing food prices to rise. Compounding this problem is the ongoing fighting between the government and al-Shabab insurgents.

The United Nations reports more than one-third of Somalia's 7.5 million inhabitants needs humanitarian assistance. Because of the prevailing insecurity, most aid agencies have left the country. Some still maintain a presence in the more peaceful parts and also provide assistance through local aid agencies.

Recently al-Shabab issued a statement inviting international agencies to return to Somalia. The U.N. refugee agency welcomes this statement. But, Chief UNHCR spokesperson, Melissa Fleming, says there needs to be guarantees of safety before staff can return.

"We go in as one U.N. - and I think the U.N. has been preparing for quite some time and has really seriously been wanting to go into South-Central Somalia in a bigger way. So, I think there has been a lot of contingency planning done and people braced to go in. We are already operating in Somalia, but much more needs to be done and we are ready to go in, in a much more robust and meaningful way," Fleming said.

While hundreds of thousands of victims of drought and conflict remain stuck inside Somalia, thousands more are fleeing to neighboring countries. The United Nations estimates 54,000 Somalis have crossed into Ethiopia since the beginning of the year. And, it notes some 1,400 Somali refugees are crossing into Kenya every day.

International agencies agree they are fighting an uphill battle trying to provide food, water, shelter and other basic needs to these thousands of destitute people.

The World Food Program (WFP) is currently feeding six million drought victims throughout the Horn of Africa. But, spokeswoman Emilia Casella says this number is expected to rise to 10 million.

"Malnutrition rates are particularly high among refugees from Somalia, especially children who have been crossing the border and we and our partners have seen rates of 45 percent …as the number arises, we are procuring and bringing in more kinds of highly fortified, supplementary food products, especially for the young children," noted Casella.

The U.N. Children's Fund estimates more than two million young children from the Horn of Africa are malnourished and in need of urgent life-saving actions. It says half a million of those children are facing imminent life-threatening conditions. It warns many may be left with long-lasting physical and mental problems. Africa drought leaves 10million facing famine and disease

The worst drought for 60 years is threatening more than ten million people with starvation and disease in eastern Africa, aid workers are warning.
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Refugees at a food distribution point in Dadaab - the world's largest refugee camp (Pic: AFP/Getty)
..A severe dry spell and wrecked harvests in parts of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Uganda have caused what charities described as ‘the worst food crisis of the 21st century’, prompting multimillion-pound aid demands.

Save The Children is launching a £40million emergency appeal to help thousands of malnourished children, while Oxfam is calling for £50million.

Fatuma 16, holds her son Ibrahim, six weeks, in the stabilisation centre for severely malnourished children in Wajir, Kenya (Pic: Save The Children)
.The lack of water and supplies has pushed food prices up by 240 per cent, worsening conditions for those struggling to survive. More than half of those needing emergency food aid are thought to be children.

Families are resorting to desperate measures to feed their children and cattle – even giving livestock the thatched roofs from their homes.

United Nations officials say the region is the driest it has been since a similar drought in 1950 and 1951.

Parts of Somalia and Kenya have not seen any rainfall for the past two years, according to the UN’s Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The arid conditions have seen up to 60 per cent of livestock die, with farmers often unable to sell what weakened cattle remain alive.

Matt Croucher, Save The Children’s regional emergency manager, said: ‘Thousands of children could starve if we don’t get life-saving help to them fast.’

Oxfam’s humanitarian director, Jane Cocking, said millions of people were in a ‘fight for survival’.

The British government announced on Sunday it would give Ethiopia £38million to help feed an estimated 1.3million starving people.

But aid agencies have received only about half of the aid money they need for Kenya and Somalia.


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of starvation.
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