Kenya informs UN that refugee camps in the country will be shut by 2022

Kenya has said that it has formally communicated to the UN refugee agency that it will close the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps on 30 June 2022. 

Interior Minister Fred Matiang’í made the announcement after meeting the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Thursday. 

Mr Matiang’í said a team of officials from the government of Kenya and the UNHCR will fast track the process set to begin on 5 May 2022 

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