Kenya gives UNHCR a 14-day ultimatum to close Dadaab

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has not yet responded to the Kenyan government's plan to close the world’s largest refugee camps.

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Kenya gives UNHCR a 14-day ultimatum to close Dadaab

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya has given the UNHCR 14 days to come up with a plan to close the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, according to a statement posted on the interior ministry's Facebook page.

Kenya also said plans to close the camps would not be discussed further.

The Dadaab and Kakuma refugees are home to thousands of Somali refugees who have fled the civil war in Somalia in 1991, and Kenya has tried several times in the past to shut down camps but failed.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has not yet responded to the Kenyan government's plan to close the world’s largest refugee camps.

Somalia and Kenya are currently at loggerheads over the maritime boundary dispute, which has led Mogadishu severing diplomatic ties with Nairobi in December this year, citing frequent interference.

Kenyan defense forces had been fighting in Somalia since the launch of Operation Linda Nchi in 2011 and now it has nearly 4,000 soldiers serving in AU mission protecting the government.

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