Kenya has as soon as once more threatened to shut two big refugee camps within the nation, in a transfer that has alarmed the UN refugee company (UNHCR) and donor organisations.
A tweet from the ministry of interior gave the UNHCR a “14-day ultimatum to have a roadmap on particular closure of Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps”.
The ministry added there was “no room for additional negotiations”, even because the UNHCR mentioned it meant to open dialogue with native authorities on the matter earlier than the 6 April deadline.
As of 28 February, Kenya hosted 512,494 refugees and asylum seekers, with Dadaab and Kakuma accounting for 224,462 and 163,299 refugees respectively. Of the whole, 274,299 are from Somalia.
The federal government gave no purpose for the orders however observers have been fast to level to Kenya’s deepening row with its neighbour that has resulted in Somalia severing diplomatic relations.
The 2 nations are embroiled in a maritime delimitation within the Indian Ocean that led Somalia to refer Kenya to the worldwide court docket of justice.
Dadaab camp is located in Garissa county, which borders Somalia.