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Among the most vulnerable to the #drought and #famine are children under the age of five in #Somalia, #Kenya, #Ethiopia and #Djibouti. In #Somalia alone, 1.4 million children are affected.

Help is desperately needed: http://bit.ly/n55G2b

Photo Credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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Fatuma Adan Mohammed is a 23-year-old #refugee from #Somalia working as a Community Development worker with ’s prevention of sexual and gender-based #violence program in #Dadaab. She helps survivors in the Dadaab camps like Muna cope with the trauma they experience in the camps or on their journey. Sexual #violence in the camps have quadrupled since the beginning of this year.

Help is desperately needed to help fund programs like this: http://bit.ly/oNu7vw

Photo Credits: 2011 Juliett Otieno/CARE

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80% of the #refugees arriving to the camps are women and children without male company, food, water or clothes. Muna's children are very lucky. Hundreds of Somali children have died on the harsh journey to the camps. Their parents have been forced to leave their lifeless bodies on the side of the road.

Help is desperately needed: http://bit.ly/nYj9oA

Photo Credits: 2011 Kate Holt/CARE

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80% of the #refugees arriving to the camps are women and children without male company, food, water or clothes. Muna's children are very lucky. Hundreds of Somali children have died on the harsh journey to the camps. Their parents have been forced to leave their lifeless bodies on the side of the road.

Help is desperately needed: http://bit.ly/nYj9oA

Photo Credits: 2011 Kate Holt/CARE

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A total of 2,895 new students arrived at the #Dadaab camps between January and June. Due to the large influx of students and lack of infrastructure, some classes take place in tents and under trees.

Help is desperately needed to continue to fund these programs and others like it around the world: http://bit.ly/qCz2yD

Photo Credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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's Education Officer Theresiah Nthiani, 48 years old. She has been working in #Dadaab since 1999, first as a primary school teacher, then in secondary school, and now as 's #education officer for five schools in Dagahaley camp. 15,100 students are going to class there.

Photo Credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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The photo on the left is how the building looked before got a hold of it. fixed up the building and turned it into a school where #Dadaab #refugee children can get a primary #education, while also learning life skills to protect themselves and their families in the camps.

More support for programs like these is greatly needed: http://bit.ly/ocAX54

Photo Credits: 2011 Niki Clark/CARE

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Going to school does not only mean learning to read and write. It gives children the knowledge and self-confidence to protect themselves from illnesses, abuse and other dangers in the #Dadaab refugee camps.

Help is desperately needed to continue to fund these programs and others like it around the world: http://bit.ly/qg1zVq

Photo Credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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After being received by the UNHCR and getting a medical screening, #refugees move on to the distribution managed by . Extremely malnourished people receive high-energy biscuits and plumpy nut, and every family gets a food ratio of 21 days. The food basket contains wheat flour, Corn Soy Blend, vegetable oil, maize/corn meal, beans, sugar and salt. New arrivals also receive non food items, which include plastic tarpaulins, kitchen sets, soap, blankets, plastic mats and 10 liter jerry cans.

More help is needed: http://bit.ly/pCnpuo

Photo Credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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#Refugee daily arrivals are now exceeding 1,500 people. An estimated 37,000 #refugees have passed through reception and are still waiting for registration so they can receive food daily. 65,000 children in #EastAfrica are affected by severe #malnutrition, while 315,000 children are affected by acute #malnutrition. Compared to last year, the number of children affected by #malnutrition has increased by an alarming 60% from 2010, and is expected to rise if current trends are not addressed.

Help is desperately needed: http://bit.ly/o1H6Xl

Photo Credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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#Refugees wait at the reception area of Ifo I camp in #Dadaab. After being received by UNHCR and getting medical screening, they move on to the distribution managed by . Extremely malnourished people receive high-energy biscuits and plumpy nut, a high protein peanut paste, and every family gets a food ratio of 21 days.

More help is desperately needed: http://bit.ly/q1EeVq

Photo Credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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Theresiah Nthiani, 's education officer, has been working in #Dadaab since 1999. Currently, 15,100 students attend class in five schools at the Dagahaley camp.

More help is needed: http://bit.ly/nfd4Df

Photo Credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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Children who have just arrived at the #Dadaab camps start school in August to catch up with their fellow classmates. Going to school does not only mean learning to read and write, it gives children the knowledge and self-confidence to protect themselves from illness, abuse and other dangers in the camps.

Help is needed: http://bit.ly/qYNwu7

Photo Credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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At the reception center of the Dagahaley camp, a young child #refugee eats “plumpy nut,” a high protein peanut paste, that provides her with much needed nutrients to regain strength lost due to #malnutrition.

Help is desperately needed: http://bit.ly/ogGoKr

Photo Credits: 2011 Sabine Wilke/CARE

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A small Somali child stands by her family’s tent at Dagenhaley camp, one of three camps that make up the #Dadaab #refugee camp. She is lucky that her and her family were able to register at the camp because many #refugees have to wait weeks or months before they can register to receive food regularly.

Help is desperately needed: http://bit.ly/qEEvtm

Photo Credits: 2011 Kate Holt/CARE

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Newly arrived #refugees from #Somalia live in cramped and makeshift homes on the outskirts of the #Dadaab complex. Conditions are poor, lacking food and water.

Support is desperately needed: http://bit.ly/psWYOf

Photo Credits: 2011 Kate Holt/CARE

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Newly arrived #refugees from #Somalia collect water delivered by a CARE water truck at the Dagehaley camp, one of three camps that make up the #Dadaab #refugee complex.

Help is desperately needed: http://bit.ly/pU9d0T

Photo Credits: 2011 Kate Holt/CARE

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Shangara holds her sick daughter, Habiba, while another one of her children sleeps behind them in a makeshift shelter she has built for all of them on the outskirts of the #Dadaab camps.

Help is desperately needed for Shangara, her children and the other suffering #refugees in #Dadaab and around the world. Please make a lifesaving donation to CARE: http://bit.ly/op2ss4

Photo Credits: 2011 Kate Holt/CARE

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Newly arrived #refugees, like Shangara and her children, wait to be registered at #Dadaab. Everyday about 1,500 #refugees arrive but the camps are overflowing with almost 400,000 people. Due to this massive influx of people, #refugees are forced to set up makeshift homes outside the camps.

Your support is desperately needed: http://bit.ly/nzHnEN

Photo Credits: 2011 Kate Holt/CARE

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Shangara left her Somali village because nearly all of her animals had died.

In the above photo, three men assist a cow to stand up whose livestock are suffering from the drought like Shangara's. Due to the shortage of pasture, cattle are very weak and cannot stand alone.

Help is desperately needed to assist CARE's lifesaving and life-changing work in the Horn of Africa and around the world: http://bit.ly/nWZRmf

Photo Credits: 2011 Gemechu Dida/CARE.

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