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Grief in Dadaab

Two peace and security leaders for Lutheran World Federation-run refugee camps in Dadaab, Kenya, were killed in separate incidents.

The security leader for the Hagadera camp was shot outside his home Dec. 29 by an unidentified gunman.On Jan. 1, an unidentified gunman killed the security leader for the Ifo camp.

Leaders patrol day and night to ensure safety in the world's largest refugee complex, home to just under half a million people, said LWF representative Lennart Hernander.

LWF camp-based staff (reduced last fall by 60 percent to 55 workers) were relocated to the main Dadaab compound after the shootings.


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