Kenya's High Court has stopped the government from closing the world's largest refugee camp. The Dadaab camp has 330,000 refugees. Kenya's government wanted to close it and send 260,000 Somali refugees back to Somalia. The High Court decided this was wrong. A judge said the government could not target only Somali refugees. He said it was discrimination. Kenya's government said it wanted to close the camp because of security worries. It said terrorist attacks in Kenya by a Somalia-based group were planned in the camp.
Dadaab was set up in 1992 to help people escaping from Somalia's civil war. It is run by the United Nations. When Kenya's government said it would close the camp, human rights groups became worried. They feared that sending back so many refugees to Somalia would create another humanitarian crisis. The group Amnesty International welcomed the court's decision. It said: "Today is a historic day for more than a quarter of a million refugees who were at risk of being forcefully returned to Somalia, where they would have been at serious risk of human rights abuses."