Kenya Plans End of 210,000 Strong Refugee Camp Near Somalia

Kenya is again considering closing the Dadaab refugee camp, once the world’s largest, two years after the nation’s High Court blocked the proposed shutdown that drew criticism from human rights groups.
The United Nations refugee agency “is aware of the renewed call by the government of Kenya to close the camp,” Dana Hughes, a UNHCR spokeswoman, said Thursday in emailed responses to questions. “Any refugee returns must be done on a voluntary and fully informed basis, in conditions of safety and dignity.”
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Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. Image via UNHCR

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