Somali refugees in "dire" conditions as food rations dwindle

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Somali refugee children prepare to return to Mogadishu from the Dadaab camp in Kenya (October 2015). UNHCR is supporting voluntary repatriations of Somali refugees from Kenya. Photo: UNHCR/Assadullah Nasrullah

Somali refugees are "trapped" in camps in Yemen, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia and are enduring "dire" conditions as food supplies dwindle, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said.

Many wish to return to Somalia despite the dangers which persist there due to the country's long-running conflict.

The World Food Programme (WFP), says it is seriously under-funded and is pleading with donors to provide extra help for more than 430,000 Somali refugees in Kenya's Dadaab and Kakuma camps alone.

Daniel Johnson has been speaking to Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey, UNHCR's Special Envoy for the Somali Refugee Situation.

Duration: 4'08"

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