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The World reacts to Kenyas bid to kick out refugees in its camps

07, May 2016

The human rights watch has taken issue with the announcement by Kenya that the country would no longer host refugees. Human rights watch says this is contrary to principles Kenya has pledged to respect. Kenya through the interior ministry said Kenya was disbanding her department of refugee affairs which processes refugee registration and close refugee camps within the shortest time possible because of national security concerns. Kenya says she has hosted more than 600,000 refugees for over a quarter of a century and has shouldered a “very heavy economic, security and environmental burden.”It is a stand that has also been criticized by Amnesty International that says Kenya’s decision to close down two large refugee camps including the world’s biggest at Dadaab is reckless and an abdication of her duty to protect the vulnerable and will put thousands of lives at risk.the two human rights bodies say the decision could lead to the involuntary return of thousands of refugees to somalia and