Press Releases

Jun 16, 2016

Minnesota Delegation Urges State Department to Prevent the Closure of the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya, the Largest Refugee Camp in the World

Nearly 350,000 Somali refugees who were displaced by war call the refugee camp in Kenya home; the closure may worsen the security situation throughout the Horn of Africa, as closing the camps would force their residents to repatriate to Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Eritrea—countries that lack the necessary infrastructure to handle a sudden population influx In a bipartisan letter to Secretary Kerry, Minnesota lawmakers highlight the harmful impacts the closure of the refugee camp would have in East Africa and on the lives of thousands of refugees