Kenya’s high court has temporarily blocked the closure of the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps hosting more than 400,000 people. This, Al Jazeera reports after Kenyan Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i announced on March 24th that government intended to shut the camps, giving the United Nations refugee agency two weeks to present a plan to do so. Citing national security concerns, authorities in Nairobi first signalled their plans to shut the Dadaab camp, which is closer to the border with Somalia than Kakuma, back in 2016, but that plan was blocked by the high court, which called the move unconstitutional. Residents in both camps have meanwhile urged the Kenyan government to reverse its decision.