Kenya

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NAIROBI: The UN has ap­pointed its first spe­cial en­voy for So­mali refugees to en­sure they re­ceive pro­tec­tion, fol­low­ing ac­cu­sa­tions by a rights group that Kenya has been forc­ing So­ma­lis out of the world’s largest refugee camp in a bid to close it.

Kenya, which says the re­turns are vol­un­tary, called last week at the UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly for more fund­ing to repa­tri­ate more than 300 000 So­mali refugees liv­ing in Dadaab camp.

“The spe­cial en­voy will first help to max­imise ef­forts to search (for) so­lu­tions for So­mali refugees,” the UN said.

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