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Somalia Refugees

Fearing Imminent Attack, Desperate Refugees Flee To Capital

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Thousands of Somalis on Thursday fled an insurgent-held town for the capital, fearing a military attack by African Union tr...

Have U.S. Counterterrorism Policies Contributed To The Crisis In The Horn Of Africa?

Posted 11.29.2011 | World

When Al Jazeera's staff met Ibrahim Aden in Kenya's Dabaab refugee camp, he had just lost his one-year-old son. Five days earlier, he had buried anoth...

Displaced in the Desert

Peter Biro | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Peter Biro

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Waiting for Dadaab (PHOTOS)

Arthur Nazaryan | Posted 12.30.2011 | World
Arthur Nazaryan

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Curtis M. Wong

Student Gives Somali Orphans A Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact

While most of her peers are enjoying their free weekend time, Alia Mohamed spends her Saturdays on Skype. She will listen dutifully at her computer as...

Some Somalian Parents Face Tortured Choice

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 10.11.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya — Wardo Mohamud Yusuf walked for two weeks with her 1-year-old daughter on her back and her 4-year-old son at her side to flee Som...

On Journey Fleeing Famine, Somali Refugees Prone To Attacks And Rape

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya — Marauding gangs and criminals are attacking Somali famine refugees more frequently as they flee across the border to Kenyan camp...

Hunger Pains: Famine In The Horn Of Africa

The Guardian | Xan Rice | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

East Africa is racked by terrible famine once again. So why, when aid agencies saw the drought coming, couldn't they help the starving sooner? ...

Jessica Prois

Refugees From Six Decades Meet At First-Ever D.C. Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.04.2011 | Impact

When Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek was 14 years old, she left South Sudan in the heat of civil war. Her family, fleeing both rebel and government force...

Somalia Refugees Start Ramadan: 'At Least This Fast Is Inspired By God'

Posted 10.01.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya (Reuters) – Somalia's famine refugees, weakened by months of drought, on Monday began Islam's punishing Ramadan fast amid the tent...

U.S.: Somalian Famine One Of Largest Humanitarian Crises In Decades

Posted 09.14.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — East Africa's worsening famine is one of the largest humanitarian crises in decades, a U.S. State Department official said Fri...

Somali Refugee Crisis Is Killing Children: U.N.

AP | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Throngs of Somali children are dying because of the harrowing journey with their families to reach refugee camps in neighboring Kenya ...

60,000 Somalis Flee Fighting

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — Sixty-thousand civilians in Somalia have fled their homes over the past week as fresh fighting between Islamist insurgents and a govern...

Somali Refugees in Dadaab Need More Support

Michel Gabaudan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michel Gabaudan

The Dadaab refugee camp in Northeastern Kenya is over 20 years old and has received successive waves of refugees, reflecting the political turmoil and...

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....

Humanitarian Worker Returns From Somalia: "Some Of The Worst [Conditions] I Have Ever Seen" (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post Contributor | Hassan Noor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Oxfam Humanitarian Coordinator Hassan Noor has just come back from a field trip in Somalia. The latest fighting around the capital Mogadishu has had a...