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Kenya: Reverse Move to Close Refugee Camp

Expand Refugees stand outside their tent at the Ifo Extension refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border in Garissa County, Kenya, October 19, 2011.  © 2016 Thomas Mukoya/Reuters   (Nairobi) – The Kenyan government should abandon a renewed push to close the enormous Dadaab refugee camp, Human Rights Watch said today. The move threatens the rights and safety of 250,000 people, mostly Somali refugees and asylum seekers, whose future is now in limbo.   “Kenya should abandon plans to close the camp and instead uphold its commitment to protect refugees it has hosted for three decades,”…

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