Dadaab Refugee complex is located in Garissa County, Kenya. It consists of three camps, Dagahaley, Hagadera and Ifo. As of 31 January 2022, a total of 234,0401 Refugees and Asylum seekers mostly from Somalia reside in Dadaab.
The complex comprises of multiple shelter types and a variety of facilities including latrines, boreholes, tap stands, education facilities, health facilities and markets. Since 2014, there has been pressure to close down the camps, with The Government of Kenya in March 2021 communicating its intention to work towards the closure of the Dadaab, and Kakuma refugee camps by June 2022.
In addition, the average population of refugees in Dadaab has been steadily increasing since 2018.
Access to critical facilities therefore remain constrained as more people get added in the already populated camps. REACH conducted infrastructure mapping in January 2019 to understand the access to services and other key infrastructure elements in the three Dadaab refugee camps.
Intended impact REACH will therefore build on the infrastructure mapping conducted in 2019 to come up with a more comprehensive database of the key infrastructures and services offered. REACH will also seek to understand the humanitarian agencies providing different services in Dadaab. REACH will then identify gaps in service delivery to help the humanitarian agencies operating in Dadaab to prioritize their programming by developing Maps and a factsheet to highlight the actors, services and facilities in Dadaab.