Dadaab refugee camp

Court Prevents Kenya from Closing World’s Largest Refugee Camp

On Thursday, Kenya’s High Court blocked a government directive to close the Dadaab refugee camp, in operation since 1991 and considered the largest refugee camp in the world. The government wants to close the camp because it says the Somalia-based terrorist organization al-Shabaab has been using it as a base.

KENYA, DADAAB : DADAAB, KENYA - OCTOBER 12: This photo taken on October 4, 2014 shows refugee children reaching out for candies distributed by an African man at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, the largest refugee complex in the world, where thousands of Somalis, Tanzanians, Sudanese and Ethiopians fleeing conflicts …