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Kenya orders UNHCR to close Dadaab, Kakuma refugee camps

March 24th 2021 at 12:48:00 GMT

The government of Kenya has given UNHCR 14 days to have road map on the definite closure of Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Wednesday issued the government directive to the UNHCR representative in Kenya Fathiaa Abdalla saying there is no room for further negotiations.

He was accompanied by his PS Karanja Kibicho and chief Administrative Secretary Hussein Dado.

Dadaab Refugee camp, located in the semi-arid town of Garissa County, is one of the largest and complex camps in the world.

The first camp in Dadaab, Kenya, was established in 1991

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