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Kenya earmarks $10M to close world’s largest refugee camp

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SET FOR CLOSURE. A file photograph dated August 1, 2011 shows newly arrived refugees at the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya. File photo by Dai Kurokawa/EPA

The Kenyan government decides to shut down the Dadaab refugee camp over security concerns

NAIROBI, Kenya (May 12, 2016) — Kenya said Wednesday, May 11, it had set aside $10 million to help fund the closing of the world’s largest refugee camp, home to around 350,000 mostly Somali refugees, citing security fears. Continue reading Kenya earmarks $10M to close world’s largest refugee camp

UN urges Turkey to open borders, end to bombing of Aleppo

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FENCED OUT. Syrian refugees wait to go back to Syria near Oncupinar Border gate in Kilis, Turkey, February 8, 2016. Sedat Suna/EPA
‘The highest need and the best humanitarian response is for the bombing to stop’

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 10, 2016) — The United Nations urged Turkey to let in tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a regime offensive around Aleppo on Tuesday, February 9, adding to calls for Russia to end air strikes ahead of fresh peace efforts.

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Camps full as tens of thousands flee Syria’s Aleppo

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REFUGEES IN NEED. Syrians fleeing the embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 5, 2016 in Bab-Al Salama, next to the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish crossing gate. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP
Up to 20 people are forced to stay inside each tent – meant for 7 only – at refugee camps

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 9, 2016) — Camps for the displaced along Syria’s border with Turkey are at full capacity, aid workers say, as tens of thousands flee a major government offensive in Aleppo province.

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