The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Update: refugees in Dadaab

Conditions at the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya have improved, reports the Lutheran World Federation, which manages the complex. It is home to more than 450,000 refugees from Somalia. Since fall 2011, a few scattered tented roofs that housed the primary school are now serving more than 2,000 children with the addition of walled classrooms, play equipment and water from taps supplied by boreholes. Where a year ago as many as 40 children shared one textbook and many sat on the floor, today they sit at desks reading their own textbooks. The LWF runs six schools at Dadaab and employs more than 500 teachers, but thousands of children still don't attend school.


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