Every day, a thousand new Somali refugees, cross the border into Kenya, walk for additional 80 kilometers, in order to queue in front of the UNHCR Registration site of Dadaab. In the U.N. designated area, each and every single refugee is photographed and fingerprinted. Registration here is a miraculous achievement: it means tents, lavatories, drinking water, healthcare facilities and food passes. Dadaab presently shelters more than 480.000 refugees; it is also estimated that over 40.000 people live outside of the perimeter of the camp, outside of the jurisdiction and the control of the United Nations.

The reportage “The hidden focus” is part of a wider project called “Child survival in a changing climate” by Luca Catalano Gonzaga. This project, is carried out by Witness Image and financially supported by Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation.