Kenya II, Dadaab

Somalis Seek Help, July 2011

Hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing lands in Somalia due to severe drought and arriving in what has become the world’s largest refugee camp. The Dadaab refugee camp, just over the border in Kenya, was initially setup to host some 90,000 refugees fleeing Somalia’s ongoing civil war in March, 2009. Now with over 400,000 with thousand occupants, more are expected in the coming weeks.

UN refugee agency chief Antonion Guterres called the plight of Somali refugees “the worst humanitarian tragedy” in the world today.

  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered at Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia stand outside of their temporary homes at Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered at Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered at Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • Two young girls walk through a dust storm with firewood on their backs. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered at IFO camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered at IFO camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered at Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered and receive food aid in Dadaab Refugee Camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered at Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered at Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered at Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered at Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia receive mosquito nets when they arrive at IFO camp. Kate Holt.
  • A man waits with his sick daughter while he is registered at IFO camp. Kate Holt.
  • Shangara Hassan, who is 20 years old and has four children, holds her sick daughter. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia eat sorghum and beans at IFO camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia wait to be registered at Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • A mother walks with her children through a dust storm to their newly erected tent in the new arrivals area of Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia collect water at a water point. Kate Holt.
  • Newly arrived refugees from Somalia live in cramped and makeshift homes on the outskirts of Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.
  • Small children stand next to a graveyard for newly arrived refugees from Somalia on the outskirts of Dagehaley camp. Kate Holt.