Closure of world’s biggest refugee camp will create a ghost town

Children enjoy a donkey cart ride at the Hagadera camp inside the Dadaab refugee camp on June 15, 2016. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Return of refugees portends both hope and anxiety as some start leaving ahead of May, 2017 deadline.
  • The heaviest baggage the refugees will carry will not be the blankets and food rations given to them by the UN, but the burden of expectation, both for themselves and their children, about what the future will hold for them when they return home.

By May 2017, Kenya’s third-largest "city" by population will have ceased to exist.


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