Kenya today refused to open a refugee camp for East Africans fleeing drought. Kenya has taken Somalia’s refugees for more than a decade, but it has appeared to literally draw a line in the sand. Dadaab’s three existing camps were designed to house 90,000 people. Today, there are almost 400,000 people crammed into them and more than 1,400 arrive each day.
There’s a camp already built, but Kenya won’t open it because of “security concerns.” So thousands of refugees have camped outside of it instead.