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Humanitarian Worker Returns From Somalia: "Some Of The Worst [Conditions] I Have Ever Seen" (SLIDESHOW)

07/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oxfam Humanitarian Coordinator Hassan Noor has just come back from a field trip in Somalia. The latest fighting around the capital Mogadishu has had a devastating impact on ordinary Somalis who flee the city to seek refuge. Oxfam estimates that over 70,000 people have been displaced in recent weeks because of the fighting.

The photos, taken by Hassan Noor, show what Oxfam has been doing to help the newly displaced people in Afgooye. Quotes are from Hassan himself, who has described the living conditions in camps as "some of the worst I have ever seen - I couldn't see a single shelter fit for human beings as thousands of people have nothing to sleep under or protect them from the searing heat and heavy rains."

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