Kenya: Jill Biden to visit famine refugees

2011-08-08 12:09
Dadaab - The wife of US Vice President Joe Biden is in Kenya to focus attention on the famine in East Africa.

Jill Biden on Monday is visiting the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, where tens of thousands of Somali famine refugees have arrived in recent weeks.

Biden's trip is the highest-profile US visit to drought-stricken East Africa since the numbers of refugees began dramatically increasing in June.

The US says that more than 29 000 Somali children under the age of 5 have died from the famine in the last three months.

Read more on:    us  |  kenya  |  somalia  |  east africa  |  east africa hunger  |  africa drought

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