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11 July 2011

Drought endangers 500,000 children

The lives of half a million children in Africa are at risk, international aid agencies said as the worst drought in decades forces thousands to flee their homes each day.

The lives of half a million children in the Horn of Africa are at risk, international aid agencies said as the worst drought in decades forces thousands of people to flee their homes each day.

Child malnutrition rates in some camps are at least 45%, triple the emergency threshold, Mercado said. Child mortality rates are also very high.

 
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