NGO criticises Kenya over Dabaab refugee camp closure

Tents fill the outskirts of Dagahaley in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp. The Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday that the voluntary return process of refugees from Dadaab to Somalia does not meet international standards. FILE PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Authorities have repeatedly alleged that the camp is a breeding ground for Islamic terrorism.
  • Last month, Human Rights Watch said repatriation was "fuelled by fear and misinformation".
  • Returning refugees to a place where their lives or freedoms are at risk is illegal under the 1951 Refugee Convention.

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