JRS pleads with Kenyan government not to close refugee camps

JRS pleads with Kenyan government not to close refugee camps

RV15612_ArticoloThe Jesuit Refugee Service along with other humanitarian agencies and the UN pleaded with the Keneyan government to set back from its decision to clamp down refugees indicating security concerns.

Many humanitarian organizations had already said that the closing of the camps would lead to dire consequences for several hundreds of poor people. As an initial step in closing the enormous Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Garissa and Turkana counties, the government had already demobilized the department of Refugee Affairs.

At present Keneya has 600,000 refugees living in the camps. They now look upon the government thinking that they would reconsider its plans.