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Dadaab Refugee Camps in Kenya

At the Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, families fleeing the famine in Somalia are given aid. But they also face new challenges. Tens of thousands of refugees now live in the three camps surrounding Dadaab.

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The refugee camps at Dadaab now hold more than four times their intended capacity, July 22, 2011. New arrivals are forced to construct makeshift structures on the outskirts of the camps. (VOA Photo - M. Onyiego)
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The refugee camps at Dadaab now hold more than four times their intended capacity, July 22, 2011. New arrivals are forced to construct makeshift structures on the outskirts of the camps. (VOA Photo - M. Onyiego)

Refugees at the Dagahaley camp collect water. (VOA Photo - M/Onyiego)
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Refugees at the Dagahaley camp collect water. (VOA Photo - M/Onyiego)

50-year-old Ibado Mahmud in the Dagahaley camp, July 22, 2011. Mahmud had her eyes removed by Ethiopian troops before travelling to the camps. Doctors believe she is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. (VOA Photo - M. Onyiego)
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50-year-old Ibado Mahmud in the Dagahaley camp, July 22, 2011. Mahmud had her eyes removed by Ethiopian troops before travelling to the camps. Doctors believe she is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. (VOA Photo - M. Onyiego)

Siyad Abdi Ali, 24, with his mother at the refugee camp. Ali developed an unidentified mental illness after he was allegedly tortured by Ethiopian troops before coming to the camps. His family keeps him restrained to prevent him from harming himself. (VOA
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Siyad Abdi Ali, 24, with his mother at the refugee camp. Ali developed an unidentified mental illness after he was allegedly tortured by Ethiopian troops before coming to the camps. His family keeps him restrained to prevent him from harming himself. (VOA

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