These young Somalis refuse to go 'home' when Kenya closes the world's largest refugee camp

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_SSD130415AA003.jpeg“I wanted to become a doctor," said Mohammed, an ethnic Somali who attends a school run by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, "but the Kenyan government wants to destroy my dream by chasing us away.”

Dadaab is the largest refugee camp complex in the world, with more than 300,000 residents, most of them Somalis. It’s slated to close in May. Kenyan officials have called the camp a breeding ground for terrorism, saying al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab terrorists have plotted attacks there, including the massacre of 148 people at the nearby Garissa University College in 2015. The UN has denied those claims, arguing the government has failed to produce evidence.

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