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Carved out of a dusty patch of bush near the Somali border, the Dadaab camp began as a temporary camp for Somalis fleeing the civil war in 1991. 

More than twenty years later, it is a sprawling complex of more than 300,000 mostly Somali refugees squeezed into five separate camps. It is the biggest refugee camp in the world.
A young man in the market.

Carved out of a dusty patch of bush near the Somali border, the Dadaab camp began as a temporary camp for Somalis fleeing the civil war in 1991. 

More than twenty years later, it is a sprawling complex of more than 300,000 mostly Somali refugees squeezed into five separate camps. It is the biggest refugee camp in the world.

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It was supposed to be a temporary solution for Somalis fleeing their country's civil war, but 25 years later it has now become the biggest refugee camp in the world. CNN's David Mckenzie reports.

The world's forgotten refugees

It was supposed to be a temporary solution for Somalis fleeing their country's civil war, but 25 years later it has now become the biggest refugee camp in the world. CNN's David Mckenzie reports.