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

Author(s)
Enghoff, M. et al.
Language
English
Pages
85pp
Date published
01 Sep 2010
Type
Evaluation reports
Keywords
Disasters, Environment, Food and nutrition, Livelihoods, Refugees/IDPs, Host Communities
Countries
Kenya
Organisations
Danida

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