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State House IDP Camp Somalia (63 images)

Created 25 May 2009.  
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Built in 1952 in anticipation of a visit by Queen Elizabeth II, State House was the jewel in British Somaliland's crown - host to dignatories and home to the Governor of the Protectorate who would entertain on its golf course and in its gardens.
29,000 people now call State House home. Amongst the barren landscape, flimsy shelters, broken glass, rusty nails and in the derelict shadow of the former State House has sprung a city. Its people are both legacy and testament to wars gone...
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