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Dollo Ado, Ethiopia.October2011..In the hospital in Kobe refugee camp , two tear old Karim Hussein sits on the bed severely malnutritioned while his mother Habiba Ali watches over her small son. He was admitted two days prior, by aid workers in the camp. His general health is so bad that it is very unlikely he would survive. Everyday children are admitted in the same state as Karim, but the mortality numbers have done dramatically down over the last few month due to the big effort of organisation´s working in the area. But daily more refugees arrive and the children are the ones suffering the most from the famine..” The drought in the horn of Africa is affecting more than 4.5 million people in Ethiopia. In addition, more than 140.000 refugees from Somalia have settled in camps in the border region between Somalia and Ethiopia. In the area around the border city Dollo Ado, four large refugee camps are already over crowded. A fifth camp is under construction due to the big influx still taking place. Many of the refugees are children, arriving severely malnutritioned. The mortality rate among small children has been brought down, but still children are dying on a daily basis....The four camps –Hilaweyn,Kobe, Malkadida and Bokomayo are now hosting more than 120.000 refugees and more are coming daily.... .