The High Court Kenya has blocked the Kenyan government's attempt to close the largest refugee camp the world. The Dadaab camp houses 330,000 refugees. Kenya's government wanted to close it and send 260,000 Somali refugees to Somalia. The High Court decided it was wrong to send the Somalis just because of their nationality. A judge said: "The government's decision specifically targeting Somali refugees is an act group persecution." He added that it was discrimination. Kenya's government said it wanted to close the camp because security worries. It said that terrorist attacks Kenya the Somalia-based al-Shabab group were planned the camp.
Dadaab was set in 1992 to cope people fleeing the civil war Somalia. It is made of five giant camps and is run the United Nations. When Kenya's government said it would close the camp, human rights groups the world became worried. They feared that sending back so many refugees to Somalia would create another humanitarian crisis. The human rights group Amnesty International welcomed the High Court's decision. It said Kenya had a duty to protect refugees harm. It said: "Today is a historic day more than a quarter a million refugees who were risk of being forcefully returned to Somalia, where they would have been serious risk human rights abuses."