ICC Note: Kenya reportedly plans to close refugee camps in its northeast region, home to some 600,000 displaced from Somalia, including the world’s largest refugee camp. Kenya claims residents of camps in Dabaab, Kenya near the Somali border present a terror threat, suggesting that deadly al-Shabaab attacks on Westgate Mall in Nairobi in 2013 and Garissa University in 2015 can be traced back to contacts in the camps. In April 2015, Kenya suffered perhaps its worst persecution attack in its history when Islamist militants from Somali terror group al-Shabaab murdered 148 people at Garissa University, separating Christians from Muslims for execution.
By Anugrah Kumar
5/16/16 Dabaab, Kenya (Christian Post) – The Kenyan government has announced its plan to close its refugee camps, which are home to 600,000 refugees, mostly from conflict-torn Somalia. A U.S.-based Christian group working in Kenya warns that the decision could lead to thousands of deaths “if the world doesn’t respond immediately.”
“It was with great surprise and concern that we learned of Kenya’s decision to close its refugee camps, and in turn, to provide an unsure future to over 600,000 refugees, many of which are from war torn countries, like Somalia,” said Vernon Brewer, founding president of the Virginia-based World Help group, said in a statement.