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The week in photos: April 14-20, 2018

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:19 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People celebrate at the end of the Color Run 2018 race in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on April 15, 2018.The Color Run is a five kilometres paint race without winners nor prizes, while runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the run. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Kenya suspends Dadaab refugee camp closure for 6 months

Nov 17, 2016 - 7:59 AM

The decision to push the deadline back to May 2017 comes just two weeks before the camp is scheduled to close amid mounting concern that Somali refugees are being forced to leave

An overview of the part of the eastern sector of the IFO-2 camp in the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp, north of the Kenyan capital Nairobi seen on April 28, 2015. Tony Karumba/AFP

Kenya forcing refugees back to Somalia – NGO

Oct 10, 2016 - 2:58 PM

Kenya is violating international law by forcing residents of the world s largest refugee camp to return to Somalia an aid agency says

An overview of the part of the eastern sector of the IFO-2 camp in the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp, north of the Kenyan capital Nairobi seen on April 28, 2015. Tony Karumba/AFP

Kenya faces legal action over refugee camp closure

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:34 AM

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights KNCHR says the closure will endanger refugees if they are forcibly returned without proper assessment of the security concerns

CLOSING? This file photo taken on April 28, 2015 shows an overview of the eastern sector of the IFO-2 camp in the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp, some 470 kilometers north-east of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Tony Karumba/AFP

Kenya to close world's largest refugee camp 'by November'

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:38 AM

The sprawling Dadaab camp on the Kenya Somalia border hosts some 350 000 refugees the vast majority of whom fled Somalia s more than two decade long conflict

CLOSING? This file photo taken on April 28, 2015 shows an overview of the eastern sector of the IFO-2 camp in the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp, some 470 kilometers north-east of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Tony Karumba/AFP

Kenya earmarks $10M to close world's largest refugee camp

May 12, 2016 - 12:55 AM

The Kenyan government decides to shut down the Dadaab refugee camp over security concerns

epa05292676 (FILE) A file photograph dated 01 August 2011 shows newly arrived refugees who had fled the famine-hit Somalia waiting in line at a reception at Ifo camp, one of three camps that make up sprawling Dadaab refugee camp in Dadaab, northeastern Kenya. Kenyan government announced on 06 May 2016 that it will close the country's two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, citing economic burden and security threats. The closure of the camps would displace some 600,000 refugees. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Kenya warned over closing world's biggest refugee camp

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:26 AM

The UNHCR is deeply concerned that abruptly closing Dadaab which houses 350 000 refugees and is considered the world s biggest camp and forcing refugees to return to Somalia could have dire consequences

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS. A file photograph dated 17 June 2011 shows a general view of the self-settled area just outside of Dagahaley camp, one of three camps that make up sprawling Dadaab refugee camp in Dadaab, northeastern Kenya. Dai Kurokawa/EPA