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Ships of the desert

The Camel Mobile Library was set up by the government-owned Kenya National Library Service to improve literacy rates in the north-east.

Ships of the desert are the best way to travel in the Garissa area, some 400km from the capital, Nairobi.

Librarian Rashid Farah tells the BBC News website about their efforts to provide books and reading materials.

"The people whom we serve lead a nomadic life. They are here today but tomorrow they might be gone.

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