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Somali refugees stranded in Djibouti

Zeinab Badawi looks at the human cost of the fighting in Somalia, which has created one of the world's worst refugee problems.

Thousands have been stranded there for 20 years while others risk their lives crossing the Gulf to seek a new life in the rich Arab states beyond Yemen.

The BBC has been given access to refugees in neighbouring Djibouti.

World News Today with Zeinab Badawi is broadcast weekdays at 1900, 1930 and 2000 GMT on the BBC World News channel. Find out more information about regional broadcast times here.

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