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Warehoused | 74 mins | Documentary

The Forgotten Refugees of Dadaab

An estimated 14 million people worldwide live in refugee camps with less than 0.1% resettled, repatriated or integrated into mainstream society each year. The feature-length documentary Warehoused explores the plight of long-term refugees through a glimpse into the lives of those housed in Dadaab, Kenya -- the world’s largest refugee camp. We see the camp's inner workings through the refugees’ personal stories, most notably Liban Rashid and his perseverance to reunite with his family who was resettled in America ten years ago. Featuring commentary by UNHCR agency workers, experts, and journalists; Warehoused poignantly illustrates challenges which have faced millions of refugees for centuries in their struggle to find a place they can call home.


Director : Asher Emmanuel & Vincent Vittorio
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Warehoused
2016
The Forgotten Refugees of Dadaab
An estimated 14 million people worldwide live in refugee camps with less than 0.1% resettled, repatriated or integrated into mainstream society each year. The feature-length documentary Warehoused explores the plight of long-term refugees through a glimpse into the lives of those housed in Dadaab, Kenya -- the world’s largest refugee camp. We see the camp's inner workings through the refugees’ personal stories, most notably Liban Rashid and his perseverance to reunite with his family who was resettled in America ten years ago. Featuring commentary by UNHCR agency workers, experts, and journalists; Warehoused poignantly illustrates challenges which have faced millions of refugees for centuries in their struggle to find a place they can call home.
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Over 60 million people worldwide are identified as refugees: displaced and without permanent shelter, adequate nourishment, sufficient healthcare or opportunities to cultivate sustainable livelihoods. The feature-length documentary Warehoused provides an intimate look at the plight facing long-term refugees worldwide. The term ‘warehoused’ refers to refugees who have been restricted to camps or segregated settlements for over five years. Deemed ineligible to reside in mainstream society (either for their own protection or because there is no other place for them) these refugees are confined to encampments and awaiting permanent resettlement, which for many never comes. Warehoused looks at this global issue by exploring life in Dadaab, Kenya -- the world’s largest refugee camp. We see the camp’s inner workings through the refugees’ personal stories, most notably Liban Rashid and his perseverance to reunite with his family who resettled in America ten years ago. His resilience gives us a clear picture of the hope each refugee in the camp desperately clings onto despite the harsh realities of their current circumstances. While the characters in this film are unique; unfortunately, their heart-breaking stories are all too common and are representative of the much larger problems which long-term refugees have faced for centuries. With over 12 million people worldwide currently living in refugee camps, only 0.1% are resettled, repatriated or integrated into mainstream society each year. Many refugees spend their entire lives in the camps, dreaming decade after decade of a stable and permanent resettlement. While relief agencies work bravely and tirelessly to provide desperately needed aid and resources to the camps and their residents; regrettably, the temporary fixes provide merely a bandage to an historical and global refugee crisis. Every refugee around the world and throughout history is united in the common goal of finding a safe, happy and healthy environment for themselves and their loved ones. Through that love of family and hope for a better future, these displaced men, women and children have persevered throughout years, and in some cases a lifetime, of homesickness, heartache, hunger, poverty, illness and fear. Warehoused tells the inspiring stories of these courageous asylum seekers and emphasizes the vital roles which relief organizations, host countries and permanent asylum nations have in the lives of millions of people struggling to find a place they can call home.
documentary, film, refugee, dadaab, kenya, somalia, refugee camp, refugee crisis, daddab camp
English
North America
United States
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