10 Jul '11, 2pm

See Pictures: UN calls the Somalia drought the 'worst humanitarian disaster'

See Pictures: UN calls the Somalia drought the 'worst humanitarian disaster'

Recently-arrived Somali refugees walk amongst makeshift shelters and United Nations tents in an informal settlement on the outskirts of Dagahaley Camp, outside Dadaab, Kenya, Sunday, July 10, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP KENYA - 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. Mr Guterra, the head of UNHCR, visited the massive refugee camp in north-east 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 m...

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