The European Commission has provided 3 million euros (nearly USD4 million) in additional support to refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab camps. The camps now house around 267,000, nearly thrice the intended capacity of 90,000 refugees.
The overpopulation has made living conditions in the camp “particularly harsh,” according to Peter Zangl, the director general of the European Commission humanitarian aid department, who was visiting the area. He said the money will be used to provide health aid, water and sanitation, non-food items and protection to the refugees.
ECHO said the Ifo camp, one of the three Dadaab camps, will be expanded this year to host the growing number of refugees.