Hagadera Camp Profile, Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 11 Aug 2015 View Original


Hagadera was established in 1992 and is the largest and third oldest camp in the Dadaab operation. The camp has one of the biggest markets in the region and a dynamic economy.

The population of Hagadera has decreased by over 45,000 in the last verification exercise. However, the camp remains highly congested. Most refugees and asylum seekers who arrived to Hagadera in the last few years are staying with relatives but some 20,000 have settled outside the designated camp area in the so-called ‘Hagadera Outskirts’. In order to decongest Hagadera, relocation exercises in 2011, 2012 and 2014 have moved around 2,000 families of about 10,000 individuals to Kambioos camp. It is planned to relocate further refugees to Kambioos.