ABC News reports from Dadaab camp

Thursday, August 18, 2011

ABC News correspondent Ben Knight reports from Dadaab refugee camp where the population is approaching 400,000, with 1500 newcomers every day.

Night reports that if they’re lucky, the new arrivals will come into contact with people like Regina Muchai, who works for ACT member the Lutheran World Foundation. Muchai, lead manager of the Dagahaley camp, offers calm assistance and compassion to those who queue every morning outside the compound.

Muchai tells ABC News: "I’ve not seen anything like what I’ve seen in the past two months and I’ve spoken to a lot of my colleagues. I don’t think anybody has experienced this before."

See the arresting story, A Place in the Sand, on ABC News.