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.

  • dragon - 2011-08-08 12:28

    She must make sure she takes crates and crates of condoms with her and give them instructions on how to use them. Take note: It's all the children dying so why have more?

  • 2WhiteStars - 2011-08-08 12:42

    This is exactly why Africa will never improve: because of stupid, misguided Westerners who will just keep on helping. Somalis need to learn - stop your wars and stop your breeding.

  • Ross - 2011-08-08 13:42

    Is she going to dish out American taxpayers money on their overdraught.

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