U.N. Urges Kenya to Reconsider Plans to Oust Refugees

By Kristen McCannon

The United Nations has urged Kenya to reconsider plans to close down a massive refugee camp and force its 350,000 Somali inhabitants back to Somalia. The move comes in the wake of a deadly attack on Garissa University College by Shabaab-aligned extremists. The United Nations characterized the plan to oust the refugees as forced repatriation, which is illegal under international law.