Crown Princess Mary's mercy mission to Africa

Friday September 2, 2011

The world has been moved by the harrowing pictures of Somalian families left homeless and hungry by the country's civil war.

And Princess Mary felt compelled to help.

The popular Danish royal travelled to Africa on an awareness-raising mission.

Mary visited Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya – which hosts people that have fled various conflicts in East Africa, including the civil war in southern Somalia.

The Tasmanian-born royal met with mothers of malnourished children to hear their stories.

A mum-of-four, Mary could no doubt empathise with their wishes to do their best for their children.

Photo: © Rex Features

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