Somalis living in the Dadaab camp in Kenya gather to watch the arrival of the United Nations high commissioner for refugees last May. Tony Karumba /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The World's Largest Refugee Camp Looks Like A Slum/Star Wars Mashup

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Leslie Morales (from left), Soraya Mohamud and Tanjum Choudhury discuss what it's like to be 15. All three are sophomores at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md. Akash Ghai/NPR hide caption

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American Girls Weigh In: 'We're Not Just Sitting Ducks': #15Girls

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Somali children dance in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images hide caption

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How The World's Largest Refugee Camp Remade A Generation Of Somalis

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Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Tuesday. Kerry made the unannounced trip to Somalia in a show of solidarity with the government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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After a long day at the Somali American Community Center he founded in Clarkston, Ga., and then at an after-school program, Omar Shekhey drives a taxi to earn extra money. Often he gives his earnings to refugees to help them with expenses. Kevin Liles for NPR hide caption

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Engineer Turned Cabbie Helps New Refugees Find Their Way

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Ugaaso Boocow is back — and instagramming — in her homeland of Somalia. Courtesy of Ugaaso A. Boocow hide caption

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Her Instagram Feed Finds The Fun In Long-Suffering Somalia

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Customers wait to collect money at the Juba Express money transfer company in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Feb. 12. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Terrorism Fears Complicate Money Transfers For Somali-Americans

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Somali-American youths play basketball before the start of a September 2013 solidarity rally by the Minneapolis Somali community to denounce al-Shabab's attack of a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Less than a decade after groups of teens from Minneapolis emigrated to Somalia to join the terrorist group, more have been recruited to join the self-declared Islamic State in Syria. Eric Miller/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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For Somalis In Minneapolis, Jihadi Recruiting Is A Recurring Nightmare

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Somali journalist Yusuf Ahmed Abukar used the radio to tell stories of the poor and suffering in Somalia — and to criticize militant groups and the government. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Listen to One of Abukar's Stories (It's in Somali)

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Yemeni soldiers hold up their weapons at an area seized from al-Qaida in the southeastern province of Shabwa, Yemen, on May 8. President Obama said Wednesday that U.S. strategy against the so-called Islamic State would be similar to how it targeted militants in Yemen and Somalia. Yemen's Defense Ministry/AP hide caption

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