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  • Kenya: MSF forced to close Dadaab health posts and evacuate staff amid escalating insecurity

    news MSF, 28 May 2015 (9 years ago )
    As violence and threats in the northeastern province of Kenya escalate, international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has evacuated 42 of its staff from Dadaab refugee camps to Nairobi. The precautionary measure has already had a direct impact on MSF’s ability to provide much-nee...
  • 116 Somali refugees return from Dadaab camps to Mogadishu, spearheading new phase of voluntary repatriation

    news http://www.unhcr.org/55c1fadd9.html, 05 Aug 2015 (8 years ago )
    The arrival at Mogadishu International Airport today of 116 Somali refugees from Kenya marks a new chapter in the voluntary return process. Earlier in the morning, the two planes took off from Dadaab in Northeastern Kenya, the largest refugee settlement in the world, still hosting 333,000 Somali ref...
  • World Refugee Day 2014 - Dadaab

    news UNHCR, 13 Jun 2014 (10 years ago )
    UNHCR and partners will lead the refugee community in Dadaab to commemorate World Refugee Day on 20th June. The global theme for this year is- “One family torn apart by war is too many.” The community has agreed to commemorate this day by conveying to the world, messages of peace through a campaign ...
  • The power of radio helps ease the hardship of Somali refugee granny

    news UNHCR, 13 Jun 2014 (10 years ago )
    In northern Kenya, a community radio station funded by UNHCR is working to help struggling refugees at camps in Dadaab, attracting donations from across the globe and support from the local population. One story in particular, about an older Somali woman called Timiro Idow, has touched hearts eve...
  • Celebration of World Refugee Day

    news ., 20 Jun 2014 (9 years ago )
    On 20th June, World Refugee Day was celebrated in all five Dadaab camps and in Dadaab town. The events in all camps were organised with high involvement of the refugee community. While keeping the global theme of the day ‘1 family torn apart by war is too many’, the refugee community in Dadaab chose...
  • Innovation: Instant Network Schools open up a new world for Somali refugees

    news http://www.unhcr.org/54d21aa26.html, 04 Feb 2015 (9 years ago )
    DADAAB, Kenya, February 4 (UNHCR) – Thirty pairs of fascinated eyes watch the big white screen; fingers glide across new tablet computers. A class of students at the Nasib Secondary School in north-east Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp complex, is enjoying a history lesson about the Portuguese in Africa....
  • Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis - treatment in Dadaab Refugee Camps

    news CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 Mar 2015 (9 years ago )
    UNHCR has a Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) Center in Ifo Camp. This article links TB to the conflict in Somalia. "A drug resistance survey conducted in 2011 in Somalia showed that the country had the highest rate of MDR TB infection on the African continent. MDR TB develops when a patie...
  • Start of school year for refugee children in Dadaab

    news unhcr briefing notes, 02 Sep 2011 (12 years ago )
    In Kenya, this coming Monday marks the start of the new school term and at Dadaab, the largest refugee complex in the world, some 40,000 refugee children are preparing to go to school - many for the first time. The influx of 154,000 new refugees from Somalia this year, more than half of whom are chi...
  • Somali refugees learn to live together in new tented town rising in Kenya

    news UNHCR News Stories, 19 September 2011, 19 Sep 2011 (12 years ago )
    IFO EXTENSION, Kenya, September 19 (UNHCR) – In a windy desert camp, two women vigorously insult each other over who will be the first to fill their plastic can with water. Either side of a standpipe, they hurl epithets. For much of their lives, the women have been accustomed to travelling several k...
  • Hope wins out as Somali refugee heads to Salt Lake City for a new life

    news UNHCR News Stories, 9 September 2011, 09 Sep 2011 (12 years ago )
    DADAAB, Kenya, Sept 9 (UNHCR) – Muhioadin Ahmed Aden stares out at the horizon, knowing that the second most important journey of his life will begin today. A struggle within his heart, between despair and a desperate enduring hope, has finally come to a conclusion. <p>His family sits by his side...