Support System

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[Dadaab, Kenya; August 21. Image via Getty]

DADAAB, KENYA - AUGUST 21: Mako Bakar Bakaro, who lost a leg in fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia in 2008, stands against the wall of her hut August 21, 2009 in Dadaab, the world�s biggest refugee complex in Dadaab, Kenya. Mako's husband was killed in the fighting. The Dadaab refugee complex in northeastern Kenya consists of three separate camps and has been in operation for 18 years and is currently home to some 289,500 inhabitants. Most of the residents of the camps are Somalis who are fleeing escalating violence in that country. Dadaab currently holds three times as many people as it was designed for with 43,000 refugees arriving from Somalia this year alone. Concerned over the deteriorating situation in Dadaab, the Kenyan government has recently begun moving some refugees to another camp which is a three day bus ride away. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


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