Dadaab Refugee Camp

Dadaab Refugee Camp is located in Dadaab, Kenya. Together, UNA-USA and USA for UNHCR work together to ensure children in the camp have access to a normal education, so they have a shot at a promising future.

About the Camp:

The first camp in Dadaab, Kenya, was established in 1991. There are three camps in Dadaab: Hagadera, Dagahaley and Ifo. As of March 31st, 2019, the total population was 210,556 (56% are children.)

95% of the refugee population in Dadaab are from Somalia. The voluntary repatriation process has assisted 33,398 returnees to Somalia, with the rest having returned to Somalia spontaneously or resettled to third countries.

Join UNA-USA in advancing the education agenda in Dadaab through life-skills training and professional development for educators and community.


Did You Know?

  • 80% of teachers are refugees.
  • 22% of refugees are adolescents.
  • Outreach to girls remains a challenge, due to cultural norms – including child marriage, female genital mutilation, among others.
  • Only 31% of teachers are trained.


What We Have Accomplished So Far:

  • 48,727 students enrolled in school.
  • 85 classrooms rehabilitated.
  • 25,958 textbooks provided.
  • 122 teachers trained; 90 teachers recruited.
  • 151 individuals trained on school governance.
  • 943 children with special needs enrolled.
  • 14,014 out of school children provided with education.