Alarm at Kenya proposal to close refugee camps

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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 announcement by the Kenyan government that it's to close refugee camps is profoundly concerning and needs to be reconsidered, the UN said Monday.

As many as 600,000 people could be affected by the decision to end hosting for asylum-seekers, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

It's now in talks with Kenyan authorities in an effort to ensure the ongoing safety of those in Dadaab and Kakuma camps, as UNHCR's Nora Sturm told Daniel Johnson.

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