UN helping Kenya send Somali’s back to war zone

Returned Somali, Katra Abii

“I was a pauper in Kenya but I am destitute here,” returned Somali, Katra Abii

The world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya is being closed by the Kenyan government as the result of terrorist activity among the 300,000 Somalis living there.

Since December 2014, the United Nations Humanitarian Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has assisted in the relocation of 24,000 refugees to Somalia.

Refugee activists and non-government-organisations say that refugees are being coerced into relocating. Returning refugees to danger against their will is against the human rights convention among other treaties.

Kenya hosts the world’s seventh largest population of refugees.

 

The UN Is Sending Thousands of Refugees Back Into a War Zone

Kenya’s plan to close the world’s largest refugee camp involves forced repatriations of Somalis. Why is the UN helping?

UNHCR now appears to be managing a process that violates the cardinal rule of refugee protection: that refugees and asylum-seekers shall not be returned against their will to any country where they face a threat of persecution

 

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/09/26/the-u-n-is-sending-thousands-of-refugees-back-into-a-war-zone-somalia-kenya-dadaab

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