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City of Thorns

Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

by Ben Rawlence

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City of Thorns
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Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp
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Ben Rawlence

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A researcher for Human Rights Watch describes the refugee camp in Dabaab, home to those fleeing civil war in Somalia, and highlights the life of various residents, including a former child soldier, a schoolgirl, and a youth leader.

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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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Author Profiles The 'Traumatized People' Living In The World's Largest Refugee Camp

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