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19 Mar 2012 description
report Think Africa Press

After 20 years, Kenyan officials are talking of closing down the world's largest refugee camp, but to those who call it home, would repatriation be another form of exile?


This year, Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee complex, turns 20 years old.

Established in Kenya in 1991, as a response to the influx of Somalis fleeing their homes in midst of civil war, Dadaab was originally designed to host 90,000 people. As of this month, it holds around 450,000, according to the UNHCR.

30 Nov 2011 description

People must be able to access what they need through the market rather than indefinite quantities of international humanitarian aid.

I first met Omar Adan in August, not too long after he had lost more than 300 sheep, camels and donkeys to the on-going drought in Ethiopia.

11 Jul 2011 description
report Think Africa Press

As millions of lives are threatened by a drought and resultant famine in the Horn of Africa, Think Africa Press asks what can be done to improve food security in the region.

Article | 11 July 2011 - 3:16pm | By James Schneider Share |

21 Jun 2011 description
report Think Africa Press

African refugees do not need more pledges, but for governments to act on those already made.