TITLE

Mortality Among Refugees Fleeing Somalia -- Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya, July-August 2011

AUTHOR(S)
Spiegel, Paul B.; Burton, Ann; Tepo, Adan; Jacobson, Lara M.; Anderson, Mark A.; Cookson, Susan T.; Bilukha, Oleg O.; Blanton, Curtis J.; Navarro-Colorado, Carlos; Ahmed, Jamal
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/26/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 33, p1133
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the mortality among refugees from Somalia at refugee camps in Dadaab, Kenya, from July to August 2011. Data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 90 percent of dead children had been malnourished. Data also revealed an estimated crude mortality rate (CMR) of 0.86 deaths per 10,000 persons per day.
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65999926

 

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