Dadaab and Kakuma refugees camps to be officially closed on June 30, 2022 -CS Matiang'i

 

Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i announced after meeting with Filippo Grandi photo
Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i announced after meeting with UNHCR boss Filippo Grandi.

Kenya says it has formally communicated to UNHCR that it will close the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps on June 30, 2022. 



Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i announced after meeting with Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for refugees on Thursday 29th 2021.



Kenya issues new notice to UNHCR of its intention to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps by June 30 despite the April 8 High Court order stopping the closure.



It's allegedly that terrorism has been planned in the refugee camps, though the closure will have a positive and negative impact on the country's economy, the ministry chooses peace.



"We have been sheltering refugees for over 30 years, and our capacity to host them longer under the minimum standards of humanitarian action has been overstretched. The decision to close Dadaab and Kakuma camps by June 30, 2022, is in our country’s public interest, " says Interior CS Fred Matiang'i.



Among the precursory activities in the Government of Kenya's roadmap is the repatriation of refugees to countries of origin and socioeconomic integration of some of them through Work and Residence Permits.


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