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  • 116 Somali refugees return from Dadaab camps to Mogadishu, spearheading new phase of voluntary repatriation

    news, 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Innovation: Instant Network Schools open up a new world for Somali refugees

    news, 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.