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UN warns of rising death rates for Somali children as diseases take a toll
16 Aug 2011 -  Death rates among Somali refugees who have entered Ethiopia to seek succour from famine has reached alarming levels, the United Nations refugee agency reported today, saying that while malnutrition was the greatest concern, a suspected outbreak of measles was responsible for many deaths. An assessment of the mortality rate in one of four refugee camps at the Dollo Ado complex in southern Ethiopia found that since the Kobe camp opened in June, an average of 10 children under the age of five have died every day, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said. The Kobe camp hosts 250,000 refugees. Full Article: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39308&Cr=Somali&Cr1=