UN Urges Kenya to Reconsider Demand to Shut Refugee Camp

April 14, 2015 2:02 PM

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The United Nations' refugee agency is asking Kenya to reconsider its demand that it close a vast camp for Somali refugees within three months and send the inhabitants home.

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto made the demand Saturday. The government says the Dadaab camp has become a recruitment center for extremist group al-Shabab, whose gunmen on April 2 killed 148 people at Kenya's Garissa College University.

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