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Somali refugees in Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado exceed 150,000

 INSP 18 June 2019

The threat of famine and continuing conflict in Somalia has forced over 150,000 refugees to flee their homes for camp Dollo Ado in Ethiopia. But for the thousands of traumatised Somalis who have escaped violence and death at the hands of Islamist militia, life remains hard in the overcrowded camps as food grows scarce. (1102 Words) - By Philipp Hedemann

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Abdiyo Abdi (8) with her grandmother Muslimo Mohammed Nuur (60) in a make shift hut in the Ethiopian refugee camp Dollo Ado. The pastoralists fled from Somalia after their last goat perished.Photo: Philipp Hedemann

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Fardowsa (9) waits with her younger brother Mohammed (3) in an emergency health post in the Ethiopian refugee camp Dollo Ado. Mohammed in malnourished. He sleeps most of the day a receives supplementary food.Photo: Philipp Hedemann

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Aden (3) waits with his father Mohammed Abdi (3) in an emergency health post in the Ethiopian refugee camp Dollo Ado. Aden suffers from a deformation of his head. He is nearly deaf, suffers from head ache and is bullied by other kids.Photo: Philipp Hedemann

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Hamdi (6) receives a schoolfeding (porridge) at an emergency school in the Ethiopian Refugee camp Dollo Ado. The six year old had to witnessed how Al Shabaab fighters cut her sisters Sawdo´s throat in Somalia before fleeing to Ethiopia.Photo: Philipp Hedemann

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Farah Ibrahim (7) sings "We are Somalis and we want to go back to our home country. Allah, please help us!" in an emergency school in the Ethiopian refugee camp Dollo Ado.Photo: Philipp Hedemann


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