Reuters/Thomas Mukoya - Refugees from South Sudan gather at the registration centre of the refugee camp in Kakuma, Turkana District, northwest of Kenya's capital Nairobi May 18, 2012.

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The peculiar economics of a refugee camp: “Yes in my backyard”

March 25, 2015, Apurva Sanghi

Since 1991, Kakuma refugee camp has hosted just under 180,000 refugees from over 15 countries—a whopping 15 percent of the county’s population. In this post, Apurva Sanghi examines the economic interaction between refugees and their host community and the services provided to the refugees and host communities by various aid agencies.

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