Emergency funds running dry in world’s largest refugee camp
12 Jul 2012 - One year since images of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict and pouring into Dadaab captured the world’s attention, the largest refugee camp in the world is facing a critical funding shortage which will affect at least 200,000 people if $25m isn’t raised, a group of seven aid agencies said today. The agencies called on the international community to rethink its approach to long-term solutions for the camp, and warned that the gaps in aid could worsen insecurity in the region.
The $25m figure is calculated from the combined current funding shortages for the eight signatory agencies. This does not cover other work in Dadaab. Costs of operating in Dadaab continue to change, and any further deterioration in security or influx of new arrivals could increase costs further.
For more information please see the briefing note: “The Human Costs of the Funding Shortfalls for the Dadaab Refugee Camps”
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