Dawude, who walked all the way from his home in the Gedo Province of Somalia to the Kenyan border, said conflict and drought has made life "very dangerous."
In this short video, he said he came to Kenya to get an education because he wants to become a doctor.
"There are people in Somalia with many problems," he said, "So I want to treat them."
Fifteen-year-old Dawude walked to the Dadaab refugee camp in hopes of finding a better life and receiving an education.
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