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MAY 09, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Kenya Is Planning To Shut Down The World’s Largest Refugee Camp

In a move condemned by human rights groups around the globe, Kenya has announced plans to shutter all of its refugee camps -- including Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp complex. Due to "immense security challenges" including al Qaeda's Somalia-based affiliate, al-Shabaab, the Kenyan government said in a statement on Friday that its hosting of refugees "has come to an ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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UN warns of 'devastating consequences' if Kenya expels refugees

Kenya's decision to stop hosting refugees could have "devastating consequences" for hundreds of thousands of people, the UN warned Monday, urging the country with the world's largest refugee camp to reconsider. Citing security concerns, Kenya said Friday that it planned to close refugee camps on its soil and would no longer automatically grant refugee status to arriving asylum seekers.

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MAY 09, 2016 - The Guardian

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Unicef calls for 300 child refugees to be let into UK to attend school

Charity, religious leaders and Yvette Cooper call for vulnerable minors to be fast-tracked into country in time for term in SeptemberUp to 300 of the most vulnerable refugee children already in Europe should be allowed into Britain for the start of the school year in September, says a letter to David Cameron from Unicef and a number of religious leaders, ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Washington Post

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UN seeks to reframe refugee crisis

A new U.N. report aims to reframe the way many countries deal with refugees and migrants, creating a responsible and predictable international system to handle them at a time when their numbers are at the highest level since the world body began keeping track.

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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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UN wants to resettle 10 percent of the world's refugees

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A new UN plan to tackle the worst refugee crisis since World War II would aim to resettle at least 10 percent of refugees annually, piling pressure on countries to open up their doors to those fleeing wars and disasters.

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