Just across the Somali border in northeast Kenya lies the town of Dadaab, home to what the United Nations has called the world’s largest refugee camp. There are actually three camps around Dadaab. Named Dagahaley, Ifo and Hagadera.
The United Nations has declared a famine eight region in Somalia for the first time in a generation Somali refugees, fleeing the fighting in their own country, continue to arrive in Dadaab, across the Kenyan border. The three vast refugee camps there are already too overcrowded to house them, and new arrivals have no choice but to construct makeshift shelters beyond the camps and new camps in Kambi-ous and Ifo extensions Each one of three refugee camps in Dadaab, in northeast Kenya were originally built to accommodate 90,000 people but today making a total population nearly 500,000.
Refugees will arrive. After travelling long distances, frequently on foot, refugees are often exhausted and suffering from a host of medical problems. They are forced to find somewhere to live outside the boundaries of the congested. There are no latrines, and there is nothing but open scrubland behind their hut, and the threat of hyenas attacking their children and rape case are constant concern.
The new arrivals are now become out of sight and out of thoughts of the organization because insecurities and their advocacy of the media become ones and forgotten. They still have the problems they fled from Home.
The communities did not sit behind but helped among them the little they share throught a massive campaign. The community stand to support their people from Somali through fundraising campaign to get some food,clothes books and pens so that the new arrivals feel love, peace and honor
On behave of Dadaab refugee community , www.dadabcamps.com team the only media on ground straggle to take the voice of Dadaab Refugees to the outside world to let the world get the bigger image of Dadaab complex. The team came up with a project Namely ONE BOOK and PEN FOUNDATION. The aim of the project is to help their fellow new influx refugees in the outskirts of Dadaab Refugee complex (Kambios, Ifo2 and ifo3) who were affected by the deadly famine in Somalia late 2011. . As you know education transforms a person to live a better life in the future and our main concern is to create basic education through voluntary to the new arrivals. The project is intended to cover the primary needs for education such us books and pens. The team started creating awareness and collecting books and Pens with in the camps and now came to know that all well-wishers outside the Dadaab region can donate to support the children in need. A well-wisher From Canada (Kareen Lukkonen) take part one book and pen foundation fundraising project. Besides that www.voicesofafrica.org sent a donation to give hope more then 500 children a day over the holiday through www.dadaabcamps.com and still looking ways to bring more donations to the refugee camps.
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