RESOURCE: Dadaab, a City of Refugees

Often picturing conflict and tragedy on the other side of the globe is hard, and even nearly impossible. That is why The Guardian‘s posting of this interactive map of Dadaab, Kenya is so helpful in understanding the crisis in Somalia.

Dadaab is a refugee city built on Kenya’s eastern border with Somalia in the 1990′s.  The complex hosts over 400,000 refugees in three camps, Dagahaley, Ifo, and Hagadera.  The U.N. has been rapidly expanding Dadaab to accommodate the surge of refugees from Somalia due to famine. The interactive map is posted on The Guardian‘s Global Development  page, and illuminates the geographic realities of refugee migration from Somalia to surrounding nations. [The Guardian]

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