Dadaab: life in a refugee city

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

  • kenya2011jeffrey-dadaab26B01.jpgRefugees herd goats through the Dadaab camp in northeastern Kenya. Already the world's world's largest refugee settlement, Dadaab has swelled with tens of thousands of recent arrivals fleeing drought in Somalia. The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, is manager of the camp.
  • kenya2011jeffrey-dadaab26B02.jpgA girl herds goats through the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya. Considered the world's largest refugee settlement, Dadaab has swelled with tens of thousands of recent arrivals fleeing drought in Somalia. The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, is manager of the camp.
  • kenya2011jeffrey-dadaab250013.jpgA Somali woman who arrived in recent weeks at the Dadaab camp in northeastern Kenya walks with her child to a new extension of the world's largest refugee settlement. Swelled with tens of thousands of recent arrivals fleeing drought in Somalia, the camp has been unable to absorb the newest arrivals. The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, is manager of the camp and on July 25 began moving hundreds of families into tents in the extension.
  • kenya2011jeffrey-dadaab250017.jpgHabiba Ibrahim Ali, 20, a Somali woman who arrived in recent weeks at the Dadaab camp in northeastern Kenya, walks with another woman and their children to a new extension of the world's largest refugee settlement. Swelled with tens of thousands of recent arrivals fleeing drought in Somalia, the camp has been unable to absorb the newest arrivals. The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, is manager of the camp and on July 25 began moving hundreds of families into tents in the extension.
  • kenya2011jeffrey-dadaab250028.jpgAnne Wangari (left), the Dadaab refugee assistance project coordinator for the Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, escorts a Somali family to their new tent in an extension of the world's largest refugee settlement. Swelled with tens of thousands of recent arrivals fleeing drought in Somalia, the camp has been unable to absorb the newest arrivals. The Lutheran World Federation is manager of the camp and on July 25 began moving hundreds of families into tents in the extension.
  • kenya2011jeffrey-dadaab250033.jpgSeven-year old Habiba Hassan Nur, who with her family recently arrived from Somalia, cooks a meal of beans in a new extension of the Dadaab camp in northeastern Kenya. Already the world's world's largest refugee settlement, Dadaab has swelled in recent weeks with tens of thousands of recent arrivals fleeing drought in Somalia. The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, is manager of the camp, and in July opened this new extension to begin housing the newest refugees.
  • kenya2011jeffrey-dadaab250034.jpgSomali refugee children take shelter from the sun as their family waits to be assigned a new tent in an extension of the world's largest refugee settlement. Swelled with tens of thousands of recent arrivals fleeing drought in Somalia, the Dadaab camp in northeastern Kenya has been unable to absorb the newest arrivals. The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, is manager of the camp and on July 25 began moving hundreds of families into tents in the extension.
  • kenya2011jeffrey-dadaab250035.jpgA Somali refugee family that arrived in recent weeks at the Dadaab camp in northeastern Kenya disassembles their house and pack their belongings to move into a new extension of the world's largest refugee settlement. Swelled with tens of thousands of recent arrivals fleeing drought in Somalia, the camp has been unable to absorb the newest arrivals. The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, is manager of the camp and on July 25 began moving hundreds of families into tents in the extension.

Dadaab refugee camp in northeast Kenya swelled with tens of thousands of recent arrivals fleeing drought in Somalia. ACT member the Lutheran World Federation manages the camp, which until the opening of an extension on July 25 had been unable to absorb the newest arrivals. The new wing opened the way for hundreds of new families to take shelter.