One of the world's biggest refugee camps lies on a dusty patch of land close to Kenya's border with Somalia. The Dadaab camp, designed to hold about 90,000 people, now gives shelter to more than three times that number.
Conditions at the UN-run camp have come in for stark criticism, and UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres - who visited on Tuesday - has promised to press the Kenyan government for more land to ease congestion.
About 6,500 people flood into the camp each month.
The new arrivals are fleeing violence in Somalia, where Islamist militants and troops from the UN-backed transitional government are engaged in a struggle for control.
Biyot Ahmed Jama (R) arrived at the camp with her 14-year-old daughter after travelling for a month from Mogadishu. She says her 13 other children have disappeared in recent fighting.
Life in the camp is tough. UN refugee commissioner Guterres said access to water was a major problem.
Mr Guterres also said healthcare provisions and delivery of food were substandard.
But he vowed that the refugee agency was committed to increasing its efforts to respond to the "huge challenge". (Photos and captions: BBC's Peter Greste)
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