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In search of protection and livelihoods: Socio-economic and environmental impacts of Dadaab refugee camps on host communities

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Resource type:Evaluation reports
Language:English
Keywords:Disasters, Environment, Food and nutrition, Host Communities, Livelihoods, Refugees/IDPs
Countries:Kenya
Agency:Danida - Danish International Development Assistance, Government of Norway
Author(s):Enghoff, M. et al.
Date published:September 2010
Pages:85pp

Objectives: 

The objectives of the study were to:

  1. Assess the social and economic benefits and challenges that the Dadaab refugee camps have on the host community and Kenya at large;
  2. Assess the environmental impacts of the camps on the surrounding area; and
  3. Identify and assess options for addressing the negative impacts and optimising the positive elements. Based on these options, the study was to provide recommendations for improving the sustainable presence of the refugees

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