As Somali refugees pour into Kenya UN urgently needs clothing, school supplies

With Somalis fleeing the conflict between Islamists and warlords pouring into neighbouring Kenya at the rate of 200 to 300 a day, most of them women and children, the United Nations refugee agency today appealed for additional supplies to tend to the influx, now topping 25,000 since the beginning of the year.

With battlefield simulation, UN refugee agency trains emergency response teams

With tank and mortars firing rounds nearby, there can be no mistakes in map reading for United Nations emergency refugee response team trainees as they undergo newly extended field simulation exercises to prepare for deployment anywhere in the world within 72 hours.