“I have no tent yet, so I’m making do with pieces of cloth and sticks. All that matters is that my family gets some form of shelter,” says Maalim Bahigow, a 50 year-old new arrival in Dadaab.
The Dadaab refugee complex, in northeastern Kenya, is the biggest in the world. It currently shelters nearly 320,000 people – most of them fleeing the conflict in Somalia, one of the worst in the world. Dadaab is severely overcrowded, but a new extension has been blocked by the Kenyan government.