The persecution of Somalis: A Kenyan’s perspective

By Maryann Muchugia The struggle still continues for the Somali refugees in Dadaab and Eastleigh in Nairobi. Life for the Somali refugees has been a living hell since the Al-Shabaab terror attacks started happening. If we can recall this harassment

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PANIC AS LEADERS DEMAND CLOSURE OF DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP

BY RACHUONYO DUNCAN Kenya’s deputy president Wil­liam Ruto issued an extraordinary ultimatum to the United Nations. He told the UN High Commis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to shut down Dadaab refugee camp within three months, or else Ken­ya would shut it

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An Eritrean refugee woman in Dadaab refugee camp recounts her separation from her 2-year old son

Dadaab, Kenya, June 2014 – Dellina*, an Eritrean woman in her thirties is one among hundreds of refugees relocated by the Kenyan authorities from Nairobi to Dadaab refugee camp since mid-April 2014. She spends most of her day in the

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Single mother Ruth wants to be reunited with her children

Four of Ruth’s children are left behind in Nairobi while she and her oldest son Joshua* (17 years) have had to spend the last four weeks in the Dadaab refugee camp. Ruth, being a single mother, is extremely worried about

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The story of Ahmed – torn apart from his Kenyan wife and three children

“I fled from Liboi in Somalia to Kenya in 2006 to look for peace and security because I could not get them in my country of origin. I knew Kenya was a peaceful country and that my dream could be

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A Mother in Dadaab, her Child in Nairobi

“It was the saddest moment of my life,” says Abeba*, a mother separated from her two-year-old son when she was relocated by the authorities to Dadaab. Abeba was born in Ethiopia to Eritrean parents. Abeba and her family became targets

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A Congolese couple relocated to Dadaab camp six weeks ago asks to be reunited with their children in Nairobi

DADAAB, Kenya, June 2014 (UNHCR) – Philemon Bintu Rudaga, a Congolese refugee is worried about his four children, whom he was separated from when relocated by the authorities from Nairobi to Dadaab refugee camp on 8 May. Philemon, his wife

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Somali refugees denounce calls to close camps in Kenya.

Members of the Kenyan government are now determined to close down Dadaab refugee camp, the largest refugee camp in the world. Kenya’s interior minister, Joseph Ole Lenku, claims that Daadab has become a haven for Somali extremists involved in the

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