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DGI Brief - May 10, 2016

Good morning, all. Here are my top 5 news on global issues: ‪#‎Afghanistan‬‪#‎Kenya‬ ‪#‎Syria‬ ‪#‎Panama‬ and ‪#‎USA‬

- Kenya cited security as a reason to close the Kakuma and Dadaab (world’s biggest) refugee camps, hosting mostly Somali refugees, claiming threats from militants like Al-Shabaab who hide & recruit from among them. The options are bleak: either people forcibly return home, go to other camps (Ethiopia, South Sudan) or … the government takes serious steps to integrate refugees into Kenyan society. There are plenty of local integration & livelihoods programs that can be used, but none will work if the government isn’t willing. - The number of Cubans heading for the US rises amid fears that good relations between the two countries will end the exceptional immigration policy of admitting all Cubans who arrive at US border by land or air.

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