Tents fill the outskirts of Dagahaley refugee camp at the Dadaab complex.


Kenya orders closure of Dadaab, Kakuma refugee camps

What you need to know:

  • The government on Tuesday gave the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) a 14-day ultimatum to ensure closure of the facilities, failing which it plans to transport the refugees to the border with Somalia.

Kenya has ordered the closure of the massive Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, which collectively host over 500,000 people, within the next two weeks.


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