Saturday, July 16, 2011
AFRICA: KENYA: LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP WITH 272, 000 AND GROWING
Agenzia Fides REPORT - The largest agglomeration in the world for the displaced is in Dadaab, inhabited by about 270 000 refugees from Somalia. The camp, created in 1991 in Dadaab is located 500 km north of Nairobi and 80 from the border with Somalia. The refugees have lived here for over 20 years and most of them were born there. Living conditions are very difficult and the weather is very bad. In 2009 the Association of Volunteers for the International Service (AVIS), at the request of the Italian Cooperation, developed an educational intervention aimed at the rehabilitation of school facilities and teacher training in collaboration with Mount Kenya University, which has issued to teachers academic recognition. The AVIS project, even with a thousand difficulties, also seeks to ensure safety, water supplies, food distribution and medical care.