A riot broke out in the world's largest refugee camp Thursday, leaving two dead and around 12 injured.
In Kenya's Dadaab complex, refugees reportedly attacked officials and police who had come to demolish illegal camp structures. Police fired tear gas and live rounds at the rioters. The riots quickly stopped, but the United Nations Refugee Agency, which runs the camp, is still evaluating the security risk.
Built for 90,000 people, Dadaab is home to 370,000 people. The number is expected to inflate to 450,000 by the year's end as Somalis facing famine and drought arrive by the thousands.
Sadly, this incident is symptomatic of the pressures at the camp amid overcrowding compounded by the very high number of arrivals we have been seeing recently from Somalia, the UN Refugee Agency stated.