Reprieve but no solution for Kenya’s Dadaab refugees

November 16, 2016 0

The Kenyan government has postponed its closure of the Dadaab refugee camp by six months, but the reprieve does not reverse its ultimate decision to send home 261,000 Somali refugees, despite the loud protest by human rights groups. The international community appears to have given up on a search for an alternative to closing Dadaab, even though the mass returns promised by Kenya, starting in just four months’ time, are likely to generate a humanitarian crisis. The Kenyan government has also been slow to provide promised funding to Somalia to help improve conditions for returns to a country that is already struggling to cope with 1.1 million internally displaced people

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Reprieve but no solution for Kenya’s Dadaab refugees

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