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.