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Kenya: world biggest refugee camp to stay

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Refugees, aid workers and rights groups have welcomed a Kenyan court ruling blocking the government’s decision to close the world’s largest refugee camp and return more than 200,000 Somalians to their war-stricken homeland.

Ministers had acted beyond their powers by ordering the closure of the sprawling Dadaab facility, ruled the judge John Mativo. The government’s decision specifically targeted Somali refugees as an act of group persecution, and was illegal, discriminatory and therefore unconstitutional, -Mavito said.

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