UN sends aid to Somali refugees

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The Independent Online
NAIROBI (Reuter) - The United Nations launched a rehabilitation programme for Somalia yesterday, ferrying seeds, shelter materials, food and other goods across the Kenyan border.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said in a statement that aid workers would move up to 100km (65 miles) into Somalia from Kenya frontier bases 'in an operation aimed at defusing the massive refugee crisis'. One in six of all Somalis has become a refugee. Hundreds of thousands have crossed into Kenya and live in squalid makeshift camps.

Daniel arap Moi, the Kenyan President, yesterday announced plans to send the refugees back to Somalia where he said the UN would be able to help them.