Somali women in a refugee camp in Dadaab. The 17 year old Dadaab camp complex is one of the oldest, largest and most congested refugee sites in the world. Located in remote northeastern Kenya, near the Somali border, refugee numbers at the camp continue to grow as the situation in Somalia shows little sign of improvement. In 2008, 60,000 Somali refugees crossed into Kenya, leading to severe overcrowding, with the three Dadaab camps now three times their initial capacity. .