Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world
Africa, Kenya, Dadaab. 25/02/2016. Dadaab remains the largest refugee camp in the world, with more than 350,000 inhabitants, 95% of them from Somalia.
Located in a semi-arid region of Kenya, 80 km from the Somali border, the camp arose in the Nineties to contain the displaced fleeing from the civil war in Somalia, and has continued to expand since then. Today it is composed of 5 large tent cities spread over more than 50 km.
Following pressure from the Nairobi government to close the camp, and in parallel with the stabilisation of a number of areas of Somalia, the UNHCR began an assisted repatriation programme for those refugees wishing to return to Somalia.