NAIROBI, 30 October 2007 (IRIN) -
Pastoralist children in the Horn of Africa face some of the greatest challenges
and are among the most vulnerable in the world, according to a new report
by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
The region, which covers parts of Eritrea,
Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, has about 20 million pastoralists, including
an estimated four million children.
They mostly live in water-scarce arid
and semi-arid areas, characterised by poor road and communication infrastructure,
few investments, limited educational opportunities and a lack of basic