Al Jazeera photographs Dadaab

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Dadaab refugee complex in north eastern Kenya, managed by ACT member the Lutheran World Federation and home to over 440,000 refugees is photographed by Al Jazeera's Azad Essa as he goes in search of that side of life in Dadaab not normally portrayed in the media.

"Dadaab may be bursting at the seams - a stark example of natural disaster and human failure - but it is also the site of innovation, agency and entrepreneurialism. The resilience and dignity of those in the most precarious of positions - victims of drought, civil war and poor governance - offer an alternative to the often simplified images of desperation that flash across our television screens and further compound the international weariness over the crisis," he says.

See the gallery on Al Jazeera