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Kenya is pulling welcome mat on 600,000 refugees, triggering fear of another mass migration

Kenya is pulling welcome mat on 600,000 refugees, triggering fear of another mass migration

Kenya's vow that it will shut down its refugee camps, home to as many as 600,000 people, has triggered global concern that another mass exodus of people is about to take shape, similar to the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe.

The plan to empty out the camps, which include the world's largest refugee complex, is prompting unease that the East African nation might be taking its lead from Europe, where there has been widespread rejection of those seeking safety.

It also raises the question of whether Kenya might be justified in demanding that the international community provide more assistance for the migrants.

The camps, which have existed for a quarter of a century,...

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