This file photo taken on July 23, 2011 shows a general view of the Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world. / AFP / TONY KARUMBA
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Kenya aims to reduce by almost half the population of Dadaab refugee camp which is home to about 326,000 mostly Somali refugees by the end of the year, a committee that groups Kenya, Somalia and the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said.Kenya has said it wants to close the camp, which was once home to more than half a million refugees, citing security threats. After a meeting Saturday, the so-called Tripartite Commission said Dadaab had 326,000 refugees at the end of May, already 100,000 fewer than five years earlier, many of whom it said were believed to have returned to Somalia.
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