A woman rests while in line at a processing center for new arrivals in Dadaab, the world's biggest refugee camp August 20, 2009 in Dadaab, Kenya. The Dadaab refugee complex in northeastern Kenya consists of three separate camps and has been in operation for 18 years and is currently home to some 289,500 inhabitants. Most of the residents of the camps are Somalis who are fleeing escalating violence in that country. Dadaab currently holds three times as many people as it was designed for with 43,000 refugees arriving from Somalia this year alone. Concerned over the deteriorating situation in Dadaab, the Kenyan government has recently begun moving some refugees to another camp which is a three day bus ride away. By Spencer Platt/Getty.
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