UN asks Kenya to rethink closure of Somali refugee camp

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GENEVA  – The agency Kenya on to reconsider an order to close the teeming Dadaab refugee camp, warning sending Somali back to their homeland would have “extreme humanitarian and practical consequences”.

Kenya said on Saturday it had given the United Nations three months to remove the camp housing hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees, as part of a get-tough response to the killing of 148 people by Somali gunmen at a Kenyan . [ID:nL5N0X80D6]

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The UNHCR said it was to work with Kenyan authorities to “ enforcement” at Dadaab to help protect refugees and Kenyans against possible intrusion by armed groups. “We are thus urging the Kenyan authorities to give the matter further consideration,” it said.


* (Reuters)*