Kenya Is Closing All Of Its Refugee Camps, Displacing 600,000 People
The Kenyan government says it will shutter the camps "within the shortest time possible."By Melissa Prax | May 7, 2016
Kenya is closing all of its refugee camps — forcing out more than 600,000 refugees.
The government says the cost and environmental burden — plus security concerns over terrorist organizations like al-Shabab — are reasons why.
That rationale is similar to what the country said last year when it tried to close the camps — including Dadaab, the largest migrant camp in the world. It currently houses about half of refugees in Kenya.