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Somali Refugees

Kenya Is Planning To Shut Down The World’s Largest Refugee Camp

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.10.2016 | World

In a move condemned by human rights groups around the globe, Kenya has announced plans to shutter all of its refugee camps -- including Dadaab, the wo...

Inside The Largest Refugee Camp In The World

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.07.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with author Ben Rawlence about t...

Isbedal: A Maine Mill Town and the 5,000 Refugees Who Call It Home

Cynthia Anderson | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics
Cynthia Anderson

What's happened with the Somali refugees is likely what would happen with the Syrians and other refugees, especially those relocated to smaller, former industrial cities with population drain -- places in need of revitalization.

Somalis Become Victims of Al-Shabaab's Violence Twice Over

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Hibaaq Osman

The attacks of Al-Shabaab have been portrayed as a fight between Kenyans and Somalis. Though perhaps politically convenient, characterising Al-Shabaab as a Somali problem that can be solved through actions that target the Somali population ignores the evidence.

Somali Refugees Tell Syrian Children: You Are Not Alone

Posted 04.18.2014 | World

Three years into the conflict in Syria, more than 5 million of the country's children are living as refugees -- often in the most dire of circumstance...

LOOK: Heartbreaking Yet Uplifting Photos Of Refugees Celebrating Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion

The pain of being a refugee is keenly felt during Ramadan, a time when families come together to celebrate the Muslim holy month of fasting. The UN Re...

Death and Desperation in Dadaab

Justin Forsyth | Posted 09.15.2011 | World
Justin Forsyth

Yesterday I spent the day in Dadaab refugee camp, a camp in Kenya near the Somalia border. A camp which has swelled to the size of Bristol. I was both inspired and heart broken by what I saw and heard.

Japan Helps Somalia's Students Get Access To Education

Posted 08.04.2011 | Impact

In Somalia, a distant benefactor has provided education to a makeshift town of displaced refugees. Contributors in Japan have coordinated with UNICE...

Struggling to Make a Living in Ethiopia: Surviving in the Informal Economy

Jina Krause-Vilmar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jina Krause-Vilmar

In Ethiopia, some 44,000 Somali refugees are scattered among four refugee camps, living in the arid heat on parched land. Most of these refugees survive on one meal a day and are dependent on humanitarian aid.

Dadaab, the Somali Struggle to Flee Violence

Tariq Tarey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tariq Tarey

Dadaab demonstrates the inadequacy of the refugee regime to live up to the ideals of its own international treaties. Currently, 300,000 people live in Dadaab and many have been there for nearly 20 years.

Kenya Recruits Somali Refugees To Fight Islamists Back Home In Somalia

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

by Letta Tayler and Chris Albin-Lackey, Human Rights Watch Hagadera Refugee Camp, Kenya--For months, 18-year-old Ahmed Abdullahi had dodged the mort...

Somalia: UN Says It's Time To Return To Mogadishu

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - Somalia, a perpetually violence-prone country described as one of the world's failed states, may go the...

Somali Insurgency Forces Over 200,000 To Flee Mogadishu Since May

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Fighting between Islamist militias and government-aligned forces has caused 204,000 people to flee Mogadishu since May and forced the closure of some ...

Somalia Refugees Flee Mogadishu By The Thousands

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thousands of people have fled the Somali capital Mogadishu amid escalating fighting between government forces and opposition fighters....

Somali Refugees Number 100,000 In Past Month: UN

allAfrica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Since fighting broke out last month between Government forces and armed opposition groups, almost 100,000 people have been driven from their homes in ...

Looking Beyond Somalia's Pirates And Into Kenya's Refugee Camps (SLIDESHOW)

International Rescue Committee/HuffPost Contributor | Joanne Offer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I'm going to hazard a guess. If I mention Somalia, you'll think of warlords and pirates. Because that's what the media headlines have highlighted. Wha...

Somali Refugees, Fleeing War, Face Danger, Abuse In Camps

GlobalPost | Tristan McConnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- "Life in Somalia is not life, it is full of bullets; there is no life in Somalia," said 70-year-old Maryam. Before she fled to Kenya...

Somali Refugees Fear Further Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa

Mail and Guardian | PERCY MABANDU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Refugee camps were established in May last year to house thousands of foreign nationals displaced in an outbreak of xenophobic attacks that claimed up...

The US Role in Somalia's Calamity

Chris Albin-Lackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Albin-Lackey

US policy not only has displayed a callous disregard for the basic human rights of Somalis, but it has failed on its own terms, breeding the very extremism it sought to eliminate.