Refugees urge Kenyan leaders to rethink closure of Dadaab camp

By Murithi Mutiga in Kenya

Residents in world’s biggest refugee camp, some of whom have lived there for decades, tell of their sadness at decision

Residents of the world’s biggest refugee camp have called on the Kenyan government to reverse plans to close the settlement, saying proposals for forced returns of Somalis to their war-torn country would amount to a mass death sentence.

Abdullahi Aden Hassan, a father of nine who was one of the first to arrive in the Dadaab camp fleeing the civil war in Somalia in 1992, told the Guardian refugees had received the news, confirmed this week, with shock.

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