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Dadaab refugee camps: Back to square one

In the Dadaab camp - the largest refugee camp in the world where life is becoming more difficult everyday, hundreds of thousands of refugees are facing a humanitarian emergency. The health of refugees is at risk of deteriorating rapidly while humanitarian aid agencies are struggling to provide meaningful assistance on an ongoing basis.

In October 2011, in the wake of the kidnapping of two MSF staff and amid a climate of worsening security, all ‘non-lifesaving activities’ were halted within the camps, and official registration of new arrivals was stopped. Today, for many refugees, services have not been restored.