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akzente 4/15 19 » are hosted by developing and emerging countries, and this has been the case for some years. Countries such as Ethiopia and Kenya have taken in far more refugees than Germany, France or the United Kingdom, for example. In 2014, just 630,000 people applied for asylum in the EU. And although recent events might tweak the statis­ tics, the ratio is likely to remain unchanged for now. Kenya: home to the world’s largest refugee camp Kenya hosts around a million refugees. Most of them live in Dadaab camp in the north of the country; Somalis in particular have sought refuge here. But those who make it this far are by no means certain to have escaped abuse, exploitation or unemployment, for these camps do not only offer sanctuary; they are also fraught with danger. Dadaab is the world’s largest refugee camp, with an estimated 350,000 to 400,000 residents. It has existed since 1991 and was originally intended to house around 90,000 people. Today, however, it resembles a small city in many ways – albeit one where the Western aid ‘No refugee comes to another country seeking a holiday.’ The DALAI LAMA, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people 2.987people died trying to cross the Mediterranean between January and the beginning of October 2015. Source: IOM Getting away – any form of transport will do. There’s barely time to snatch up a few belongings and flee. akzente 4/1519