Posts Tagged “Kenya”

David Miliband: allow refugees to become productive citizens

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David Miliband: allow refugees to become productive citizens

Over the weekend, David Miliband – president of the International Rescue Committee and former British foreign secretary – spoke to the BBC about the need for a “new deal” to handle the number of refugees and the long length of time they are (on average) spending in camps. “The new deal, the new bargain is…

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Government of Kenya announce intention to close camps hosting 600,000 refugees

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Government of Kenya announce intention to close camps hosting 600,000 refugees

Around 600,000 refugees live in camps in Kenya. The Kenyan government have issued a statement announcing their intention to close the camps at Dadaab and Kakuma. They acknowledge that while some refugees have been in the country for almost twenty five years, Kenya has “continued to shoulder very heavy economic, security and environmental burden on…

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