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  • UNHCR alarmed over recent security incidents at Dadaab

    news UNHCR Web Site, 21 Dec 2011 (12 years ago )
    <P>UNHCR is alarmed by a string of recent security incidents targeting the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya. Dadaab is the world's largest refugee settlement and shelters more than 460,000 people. <P>An explosion on Monday at the Hagadera camp killed one person and seriously injured two p...
  • UNHCR employs alternative strategies in managing the Dadaab camps

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 27 Jan 2012 (12 years ago )
    In an effort to maintain operations despite prevailing insecurity and reduced humanitarian access at Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps, UNHCR has been exploring ways to ensure uninterrupted assistance and services in the world’s largest refugee settlement. <P>The new measures include stronger and dee...
  • Refugees lament losses as fire razes market in Kenya's Dadaab camp

    news UNHCR, 03 Aug 2012 (11 years ago )
    DADAAB, Kenya, August 2 (UNHCR) – A devastating fire that razed a market in Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex last weekend has highlighted the need for better fire safety preparedness and response in the world's largest refugee camp. The fire started on Sunday evening in the market of Dagahaley camp...
  • New UNHCR Dadaab & Alinjugur Facebook Page launched

    news UNHCR, 03 Aug 2012 (11 years ago )
    Dear All, We have just opened our new Facebook page called UNHCR Dadaab & Alinjugur. It will feature stories and news done by the UNHCR Team, partners, community members, and bring other content of interest. Please join us, comment and like, so that you ca...
  • Olympic Spirit in Dadaab

    news UNHCR, 09 Aug 2012 (11 years ago )
    DADAAB, Kenya, 9 August (UNHCR) – The cheering from their fans is unlikely to have much effect on this football team drawn from the five sprawling refugee camps at Dadaab: all the members of EL-MAN DEAF FC have limited or no hearing. That has not stopped them playing well. Earlier this month – sh...
  • Reading & Studying - new libraries in Dadaab

    news UNHCR, 09 Aug 2012 (11 years ago )
    Thanks to the US Embassy in Nairobi, UNHCR & AVSI just opened new libraries for the communities in Ifo, Dagahaley and Hagadera. We are still looking for funds for school books, so that children can study after school hours.
  • Return intention survey for Somali refugees begins in Dadaab

    news UNHCR, 20 Feb 2014 (10 years ago )
    A comprehensive return intention survey for Somali refugees began in Dadaab on 17 February 2014. The objective of the survey is to accurately understand the needs and concerns of Somali refugees in relation to voluntary repatriation. More than 7,000 refugees living in the five camps that make up ...
  • 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 (10 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...