UN: Fewer refugees willing to leave Dadaab for Somalia

Tents fill the outskirts of Dagahaley refugee camp in Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex on July 24, 2011. PHOTO | PHIL MOORE | AFP

What you need to know:

  • A total of 84,230 Somalis have taken part in the UN's voluntary return programme since its inception five years ago.
  • Kenyan officials have said that Dadaab is the scene of al-Shabaab plotting and recruitment.
  • Also slowing the exodus from the camps is the reluctance of most rich countries to accept significant numbers of Somali refugees for resettlement.

Insecurity in Somalia is diminishing the numbers of refugees willing to return home from the Dadaab camps in Kenya, the United Nations said recently.

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