Children in Horn of Africa suffering life-threatening malnutrition

UNICEF Kenya Child Protection Specialist Zeinab Ahmed (right) speaks with Somali refugees in a camp in Dadaab, north-eastern Kenya.

Almost 500,000 children in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are suffering from imminent, life-threatening severe malnutrition.

With the crisis in the region being fuelled by drought, soaring food prices and conflict in Somalia, an estimated 10 million people are in need of humanitarian aid.

The Director of UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), Anthony Lake is in Nairobi to help with a concerted UN effort to alleviate the humanitarian crisis, which is threatening to engulf millions of people, many of whom are children.

UNICEF chief arrives in Horn of Africa to boost response to crisis.

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