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Posted by The IRC on November 18th, 2013
On a recent visit to Kenya, I met with refugees in a densely populated urban area in Nairobi and in the Dadaab refugee camp. Many told me they would like to return to Somalia one day, but only when it is peaceful and stable. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on June 14th, 2013
I first met Abdallah Ibrahim Yare in Dadaab complex, home to 500,000 refugees, two years ago at the height of the famine in Somalia. He and his family, along with thousands of others, had trekked for days to Kenya in search of food and safety. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on June 11th, 2013
The IRC in Kenya has been responding to a polio outbreak in the world’s largest refugee complex, Dadaab. The five camps in this sprawling complex house almost half a million refugees, mainly from Somalia. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 26th, 2013
Explore DADAAB STORIES, an online multimedia experience just launched by our partner FilmAid International. Video, poetry, music, radio, community journalism and blogs tell personal stories from the world's largest refugee camp. more »
Posted by Jerotich Seii Houlding on January 23rd, 2013
When she learned last month that all refugees in Kenya’s cities were being ordered to relocate to camps, Mariam met the news with disbelief. She'd struggled to make a new home in Nairobi for her orphaned grandchildren. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 3rd, 2013
The lifesaving impact of the We Can Be Heroes drought relief campaign is exemplified by the story of Aden, a three-year-old boy who returned from the brink of starvation after being treated at an IRC clinic in Dadaab, Kenya. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 31st, 2012
The word “renewal” brings to mind another story I would like to share with you. It is one I have written about before — a year ago, when the face of an emaciated seven-month-old boy shook the world. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on October 2nd, 2012
IRC medical staff members have been treating cases of cholera since mid-September in Hagadera refugee camp, part of the massive Dadaab refugee complex in northeastern Kenya. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on August 1st, 2012
One year ago, three-year-old Aden Abdallah Ibrahim arrived at the IRC hospital in the Dadaab refugee camp weighing just 11 pounds. His family, refugees from drought-stricken Somalia, had walked for 25 days to reach the camp. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on July 20th, 2012
Last summer, tens of thousands of Somali refugees fled famine, drought and conflict in their own country, crossing the border to seek refuge in Dadaab. Seven-month-old Minhaj Gedi Farah, caught the attention of the world as “the face of the famine” when he arrived at the IRC’s ward for malnourished children. more »

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