Salaam Palace translates as the “peace palace” in Arabic. One of the most well known examples of a makeshift community, Salaam houses 800 refugees from four East African countries (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somali and Sudan). The Palace was a former University and has been used as a shelter since 2006. A council of eight representatives run the building. Mahad Abdi is one of the Somali representatives from the council. He calls Salaam Palace, home.
-from a project called Living at the Border