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The World's Largest Refugee Camp Turns 20

Birthdays are usually happy affairs, but in this instance it marks 20 years of captivity!

Surrounding the small town of Dadaab, Kenya, is one of the oldest and largest refugee camps in the world, now home more than 332,000 people, mainly from Somalia. (It was originally designed to house just 90,000.) The complex of camps was first established as a temporary solution more than 20 years ago by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), after Somalia descended into a civil war that continues to this day. Read the rest of the article here.

20 years in pictures.


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