Refugees | Closure of the world’s largest refugee camp delayed on humanitarian grounds
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/17/16, 11:17 am
Kenya said yesterday it has postponed the closure of the world’s largest refugee camp by six months after international groups requested the delay on humanitarian grounds.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said the United Nations refugee agency had requested more time in shutting down Dadaab camp, which was scheduled to close Nov. 30. The country’s volatile security situation and upcoming elections also made it difficult for Kenya to meet the deadline, Nkaissery said.