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Inside the world’s largest refugee complex
September 21, 2011
By The IRC
Hundreds of people gather outside the fence at one of Dadaab's reception centers. Here, refugees are registered, receive food rations and IRC medical screening.
Dadaab is a sprawling complex comprising five refugee camps in northeastern Kenya: Dagahaley, Ifo, and Hagadera (where the International Rescue Committee works) — plus two new camps, Kambioos and Ifo Extension. The first camp was established in 1991 following the outbreak of war in Somalia. Despite the official closure of the Kenya-Somalia border in January 2007, more than 200,000 refugees have arrived over the last four years.
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