The host community is composed largely of nomadic pastoralists who stick to their traditions and don't co-operate with refugees.Camp is becoming a normal part of the regional socio-economic landscape and a part of livelihood options available in the region.Kakuma is a town in northwestern Turkana County, Kenya.
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Semi-arid climate with average temperatures reaching 40 °C and only drop to the low 30’s at night: very humid but dry and windswept, dust storms, poisonous spiders, snakes, and scorpions, outbreaks of malaria, cholera.
Kakuma is wedged between two dry river-beds, and the occasional rain frequently leads to flooding.
As of June 2015, the site hosts around 185,000 people, mostly refugees from the civil war in South Sudan.
Staff members are housed outside the camp in three large compounds with various amenities, including a swimming pool, bars, shops, recreational centres, and exercise rooms for weights, yoga, and aerobics.