Kenya urged not to close refugee camp

A group of displaced Somali women residing at the Ifo 2 Refugee Camp in Dadaab, Kenya, which is supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The Kenyan government has been urged by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, to rethink its decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp in the north of the East African country.

Dadaab is home to 350,000 mainly Somali refugees.

The decision to close the camp within three months was made after an attack by alleged Somali militants on Garissa University which led to the deaths of at least 147 people.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to UNHCR's Karin de Gruijl

Duration: 3'16"

 

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