55,000 refugees from Somalia fleeing drought and conflict have arrived at Kenya’s Dadaab camp in the last two months.
A total of 120,000 refugee arrivals are expected into Dadaab refugee camp by early 2023. Dadaab has Africa’s largest concentration of refugees. Its population is almost three times its intended size.
Mohamed El Montassir Hussein, International Rescue Committee Kenya Country Director said, “In Somalia where extreme drought and violence continues to displace thousands of people both internally and across borders, international leaders must ensure immediate funding is utilized to bring relief to and prevent displacement of 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.’’