UNHCR begins aid airlift in Horn of Africa

1-year old Zainab at a shelter in Bossaso, Somalia

1-year old Zainab at a shelter in Bossaso, Somalia

Aid is arriving for thousands of refugees in the drought-affected Horn of Africa.

The first UN emergency airlift flight arrived in Nairobi, Sunday carrying 2,300 family tents for the Dadaab refugee camp.

The population of the sprawling complex near the Kenya-Somalia border could end up topping half a million people as the crisis gets worse.

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) plans to deliver another 20,000 tents Monday, with even more arriving in the days to come.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, who was in Dadaab a week ago, describes the crisis as the “worst humanitarian disaster in the world.”

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