KENYA WILL CLOSE WORLD’S BIGGEST REFUGEE CAMP THIS YEAR… (Τα καλύτερα έρχονται…)

by on 23 Μαΐου 2016

Kenya will close the world’s largest refugee camp this year because the facility housing Somalis displaced by decades of war poses an «existential threat», Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto said on Monday…

The United Nations and Western states have warned against forcibly repatriating the 350,000 or so Somalis who still live in the sprawling Dadaab camp in northeast Kenya, saying it would violate international obligations.

But Ruto, speaking at a U.N. humanitarian summit in Istanbul, said the international community had failed Somalia, still struggling to recover from the anarchy of the 1990s.

«The refugee camp poses an existential security threat to Kenya,» he said, arguing attacks including the Westgate mall rampage in 2013 and the Garissa University massacre in 2015, which claimed hundreds of lives, were planned at Dadaab.

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