By Ferdinand Mwongela
The sun stares down mercilessly at the hundreds of tents as if daring the residents to a never ending duel.
For new arrivals the blazing sun is nothing compared to their treacherous journey here. Relief is all they feel.
Every day, the numbers swell at the camp that was started about 19 years ago.
Apart from the new arrivals from neighbouring Somalia, there are newborns, arriving faster each day, threatening to overburden the very basic resources.
Indeed those born the year the camp was set up are hitting marriage age.
The life cycle goes unaltered due to little intake of family planning.
It is normal to encounter a woman in her early 30s with up to 12 children.
She may not know what they will have for supper, but her brood makes her proud â for the children are a proof of her fertility, something that is highly valued here.
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