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Latest update : 2017-01-06

Dadaab: Growing up in the world’s largest refugee camp

Located in eastern Kenya, near the Somali border, is Dadaab. This sprawling refugee camp is home to some 280,000 people, most of them from Somalia. Over the past 25 years, a whole generation of children have grown up here. Our reporters went to meet some of these youngsters who cling to one hope: leaving the camp.

This report by Michael Guiheux and Maïa Boyé was awarded the 2016 Rotary/FRANCE 24 prize for best young video journalist.

Rahma is a 19-year-old high school student. Abdirizak, 25, is a teacher. Sagaro, also 19, owns a video game stand. These three young people have different destinies, but the same dream. They all want to go and live elsewhere, far from the Dadaab camp, which is run entirely by the UN High Commission for Refugees and which they are forbidden to leave without a permit.

They agreed to share a few days of their lives with us, explain how they got to Dadaab and – above all - how they plan to get out. This is their story.

By Michael GUIHEUX , Maïa BOYÉ , Joël PROCOPE , Antoine SEXTIER

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2018-04-20 Africa

Africa’s donkeys slaughtered for Chinese ‘miracle elixir’

Every year, China slaughters millions of donkeys to make Ejiao, a traditional medicine hailed as a ‘miracle elixir’ which is used to treat various ailments. As China’s donkey...

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2018-04-13 Americas

From Brazil to Canada: the new odyssey for African migrants

Canada has become the new El Dorado for many African migrants, who have seen Europe and the United States close their borders. But they face a dangerous journey across South and...

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2018-04-06 Africa

Video: Mauritanian Sahara delights tourists again after years blighted by terror

After years blighted by terror attacks, tourists are beginning to return to Mauritania. Charter flights between Paris and the Mauritanian Sahara resumed in December 2017....

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2018-03-30 Middle East

Video: Fighting for survival in war-torn Yemen

Since 2015, Yemen has been locked in a civil war in which Saudi Arabia – a supporter of Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi-- has led a Sunni coalition against Houthi...

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2018-03-23 terrorism

Inside the Kurdish courts trying IS group militants

The long and gruesome war that the Kurds have waged against the Islamic State (IS) group has not only left thousands dead but also produced many prisoners. For the first time, a...

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