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Refugees Killed, Aid Flights Suspended

Three people were killed Tuesday in northern Kenya in clashes between mostly Sudanese refugees and the local Turkana tribe, bringing the death toll to 11 in bloodshed which has blocked aid flights, aid workers said. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said allegations of cattle rustling sparked the violence in the Kakuma refugee camp, some 60 miles from the border with Sudan. “We are not in a position to distribute food, provide water and health services due to security concerns,” UNHCR official Cosmas Chanda said in a statement. “If the violence is not stopped we are going to have a humanitarian crisis.” World Food Program spokesman Robin Lodge said aid flights to and from the main relief supply base Lokichoggio, near the border with Sudan, had been suspended. He said thousands of refugees had fled the camp, which is home to more than 86,000 refugees, 65,000 of them from Sudan. Full Story

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