Kenya repatriates 13,800 Somali refugees

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it has repatriated 13,800 Somali refugees as of April 28 from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya since the voluntary program started in December 2014.
The statement came after the Kenyan government said last week it would close the Dadaab refugee camp by May next year, citing a “very heavy economic, security and environmental burden”.
Set up over 20 years ago, Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp in northeast Kenya, hosts nearly 330,000 refugees, mostly from Somalia.

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