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    Kenya’s High Court Blocks Refugee Camp Closure

    Nearly 260,000 people call it home. The closure of Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, was ordered last year over security concerns about unproven links between the refugees and violent attacks from al-Shabab militants. But Kenya’s National Commission on Human Rights challenged the decision. Today the country’s high court agreed, saying it would amount to persecution to forcibly repatriate the camp’s hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees, some of whom have been there for more than two decades. The government now has the right to appeal the ruling.

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