The Kenyan high court has declared plans to close the world’s largest refugee camp and send more than 300,000 refugees to war-torn Somalia as “unlawful.”
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese are fleeing the country’s civil war for refuge in neighboring Uganda each month. More than 400,000 people made the journey this year. The majority are going to the Bidibidi refugee camp, a place that a few months ago was just a small village in Uganda.
The world’s largest refugee camp will remain open another six months. The Kenyan government announced that it is postponing its plan to close the Dadaab camp. It comes as little surprise given that there is no plan for how to resettle the more than 280,000 people who call the camp home.
Even as President Obama, speaking today at the United Nations, urges the world to do more in response to the…