Recently I have received a great deal of inquiries about the Dadaab Refuge Camps and so have assembled a collection of resources. It is by no means comprehensive, but it all information below is either drawn from my own work or is work of which I am intimately familiar.  I do not regularly update this page, however I always monitor developments in Dadaab and am able to provide up-to-date information.   Feel free to contact me regarding Dadaab.

Assorted Maps

Comprehensive Report on Dadaab Refugee Camps with Comprehensive Focus on Improving Conditions for Transitional Shelter (Includes Maps of all camps and extension)

Presentations from previous work and research on Environment, Economy, Housing, and Technology at Dadaab Camps

Dadaab Photo Collections
Various Academic Publications about Dadaab (Out of Date)
  • Agier, Micheal.  2002. Between war and city: Towards an urban anthropology of refugee camps, Ethnography 3: 361-366
  • Crisp, Jeff. 2000. The State of Insecurity: The Political Economy of Violence ion Kenya’s Refugee Camps. African Affairs 99: 601-632
  • Horst, Cindy. 2006. Transnational Nomads: How Somalis Cope With Refugee Life In The Dadaab Camps Of Kenya. Studies in Forced Migration 19. Oxford: Berghahn Books
  • Human Rights Watch. 2002. Hidden in Plain View: Refugees Living Without Protection in Nairobi and Kampala. New York: Human Rights Watch
  • Human Rights Watch. 2009. From Horror to Hopelessness: Kenya’s Forgotten Somali Refugee Crisis. New York: Human Rights Watch
  • Halperan, Liv. "The Physical Security of Refugees in Kenyan Camps: Legal and Human Rights Implications." Graduate Thesis, Tufts University. April 2003. [LINK]
  • Juma, Monica Kathina and Peter Mwangi Kagwanja. 2003. Securing Refuge from Terror: Refugee Protection in East Africa after September 11, In Problems of Protection: The UNHCR, Refugees, and Human Rights, ed Niklause Steiner, Mark Gibney, and Gil Loescher. New York: Routledge
  • Kenya. Parliament of Kenya. 2006. The 2006 Refugee Act. No. 13 of 2006, available at: [Accessed May 24 2010]  
  • Kenya. Parliament of Kenya. 1973. Aliens Restriction Act, Cap 173.  No. 5 of 1973, Cap 137, available at: [Accessed May 24 2010] 
  • Ljubinkovic, Ana. 2005. Report On Field Research Conducted in Dadaab Refugee Camps. Available at 
  •, Accessed 09/21/2010
  • Loescher, Gil and James Milner. 2005. Protracted Refugee Situations: Domestic and International Security Implications. Adelphi Paper 375, The International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Médecins Sans Frontières. 2009. Briefing Paper – Dadaab: The Unacceptable Price of Asylum. Available at [Accessed May 25, 2010]