Established by the Kenyan government in 1991 as a temporary haven for 90,000 people fleeing the fighting in neighbouring Somalia, Dadaab is now home to more than 330,000 refugees, many of whom have been there since the camp opened.
"In Dadaab, security is a key part of the work we do," explains Caleb, who attended RedR's ‘Field Travel Safety’ training in October of this year. "Especially for me as a manager, staff security is a concern. You worry about sending your staff to the field, and that’s where our main work is done. If staff aren’t feeling secure it can have a negative impact on their performance, and even the humanitarian service we provide.
But with training, there comes a level of emotional preparedness," continues Caleb.