US suspends Peace Corps program in Kenya

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The US has suspended its Peace Corps program in Kenya due to rising insecurity.

The State Department says more than 50 volunteers have been pulled out and the program will only resume once security concerns have been addressed.

The move follows the down-sizing of staff at the US embassy in Nairobi following increased terror threats.

The Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world where volunteers work at the grassroots level helping communities.