Photo essay: Life in the largest refugee camp in the world
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Photo essay: Life in the largest refugee camp in the world

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Kenya is one of the top ten countries hosting the largest communities of asylum seekers and refugees: nearly 600,000 people, according to the UN. Dadaab, a refugee camp in northeast Kenya, has a population of 345,000 refugees and asylum seekers (95 percent from Somalia) as of March 1, 2016.

Each year, thousands are born here, and many people have spent their entire lives in Daadab. According to the UN refugee agency UNHCR, 80 percent of the residents are women and children. The below photos were taken by ONE in March 2016 in Dadaab—they offer a small glimpse into what life is like in the largest refugee camp in the world.

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