World's largest refugee camp avoids shutdown

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_SYR130326AA001.jpegDADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya — Joy erupted in the world's largest refugee camp Thursday after Kenya’s High Court overturned the government’s decision to close the massive facility and force residents back to the homelands they had fled, principally war-torn Somalia next door.

Jubilant crowds poured onto the camp's streets singing, dancing, waving branches and carrying signs that proclaimed, "We are going nowhere." Many broke into tears upon hearing the news, which spread rapidly through the camp of 330,000 people, located in northeast Kenya near Somalia's border.

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