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Aisha Barka and her daughter Mariam haven't had food in days as they spend their time in their home in an Eritrean refugee camp in Suola near the Eritrean border in northeastern Ethiopia. Over 4,000 people have fled across the border since mid November 2008. A lingering drought in Eritrea has caused thousands of Eritreans to loose nearly all their goats and camels, and due to rising food costs no one can afford to buy food. When the Eritrean military began abducting young Afari males, the people began fleeing for safety across the border into neighboring Ethiopia. Already over 10 people have dies from starvation in the last three weeks and countless children are in a state of severe acute malnutrition and all the adults are in a state of severe malnutrition.
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