Somalia - worst humanitarian disaster
Dadaab - The head of the UN refugee agency is calling drought-ridden Somalia the "worst humanitarian disaster" in the world.
Antonio Guterra appealed to the world to supply the "massive support" needed by thousands of refugees showing up at this camp every week. Guterra, the head of UNHCR, visited the massive refugee camp in northeast Kenya called Dadaab, which holds more than 380 000 refugees. The camp is overflowing with desperate Somalis who have been pounded by a crippling drought.
The drought has hit Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia hard. The UN estimates that 10 million people are already in desperate need of humanitarian aid.
Unicef estimates that more than 2 million children are malnourished and in need of lifesaving action.