A Look Inside One Of The World’s Largest Refugee Camps
The Dadaab refugee camp was created in 1991, as what was supposed to be a temporary home people fleeing civil war in Somalia. The camp, located in Northern Kenya, has remained home to more than 300,000 people and at times, over the years, has housed as many as 500,000. It’s developed its own economy and daily life, even though the Kenyan government has maintained it is not permanent.
Ben Rawlence spent time at the camp and documents daily life there in his book “City of Thorns.” He joins us to talk about the people he met.