Images from Dadaab refugee camp

Somali refugees continue to arrive at the overcrowded camp complex in Dadaab, northeastern Kenya, every day. They are fleeing the violent conflict in Somalia and the devastating effects of ongoing drought and lack of food. The third week of July alone brought 5,117 new refugees, pushing the total number of people in and around the Dadaab camp to 387,893. The three camp sites—Ifo, Hagadera and Dagahaley—were originally built to hold a combined 90,000 people. Most of the new arrivals must remain on the outskirts of the overcrowded camp, where they are not receiving adequate assistance and must contend with delays in registration and access to food, water, and shelter. Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to medical needs, including treatment of around 10,000 malnourished people in and around the Dadaab camp. All photos by Brendan Bannon.

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