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Kenya camps: 500,000 people at risk of contracting COVID-19

Poor healthcare and sanitation mean that coronavirus could quickly spread through Kenya’s refugee camps.

Nearly half a million refugees living in Kenya’s camps face overcrowding and poor sanitation.

These camps have yet to record a single coronavirus case, but the United Nations refugee agency is already making preparations to counter the threat of COVID-19.

It has warned the consequences of an outbreak among the refugees could be disastrous.

Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Nairobi, Kenya.