Namanga police in Somali human traffic headache - IPPmedia

Sun, 2011-12-18 11:19 by admin

Namanga police in Somali human traffic headache - IPPmedia

Immigration officials say that more than 200 illegal Somali immigrants have so far been arrested at either Namanga or Longido over the past year. “We are now compelled to constitute a working team comprised of immigration and police officers from both ...

Famine victims refused access to Kenya's showpiece refugee camp

Sat, 2011-09-24 14:48 by admin
GETTY – A woman walks past the makeshift huts of newly arrived Somalian refugees on the edge of the Dagahaley refugee camp

Authorities fear the new 'Ifo II' could be overwhelmed, reports Emily Dugan from Dadaab

Monday, 25 July 2011

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For years Bula Buqtu was the place where residents of Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp dumped the dead bodies of their parched animals. The graveyard acted as a physical reminder of the devastation that drought has wrought on the region.

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Somalis face hunger and fear in Kenya's refugee camps

Sat, 2011-09-24 14:39 by admin
A child suffering from severe malnutrition in the German-run hospital in the Ifo camp. Photograph: Matilde Gattoni for the Observer

Victims of war and drought are at the mercy of bandits as they trek miles across the desert to seek UN help. Then corrupt officials demand starving families pay for food

Matteo Fagotto
The Observer, Sunday 24 July 2011

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"It has been a terrible experience. There were eight of us and we had to survive on just a few kilos of flour for five days. Hunger and thirst haunted us during the whole journey."

In pictures: Kenya refugee camp

Sat, 2011-09-24 14:31 by admin
Children are particularly vulnerable.

Photos from Dadaab

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Kenya: I was told that I deserved to die—for being a female journalist

Sun, 2011-08-07 14:28 by Hans
Fatuma Noor

Fatuma Noor wins top journalism prize

As a Somali woman writing investigative stories, I face regular threats and my family's opposition

Fatuma Noor, Sunday 3 July 2011

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Kenyan journalist wins CNN 2011 award in
My Encounter with American-Somali Jihadist in Nairobi in—her article that won her the prize.

It's not always easy being a female investigative journalist, even in the west. But imagine going to do an interview and not being able to shake hands with the interviewee or indeed even being able to sit in front of him to ask questions.

Aid group: Hundreds of children fleeing drought arrive in Kenya daily

Sun, 2011-08-07 14:12 by admin
Nearly 1,300 people, including children, are arriving daily at the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya.

Nearly 1,300 people, including children, are arriving daily at the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya.

By the CNN Wire Staff
June 30, 2011 -- Updated 1058 GMT (1858 HKT)


  • About 10 million people are at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa region
  • The region faces the worst drought in 60 years, according to the United Nations
  • "Children have made long journeys in terrifying conditions," aid group says

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Phone app to help refugees track kin

Fri, 2011-06-24 10:25 by admin


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 20 - Safaricom and Ericsson have launched an initiative that will allow refugees who have been separated from their families, search and find their relatives.

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Ericsson MD Craig Hosken says the application has been used in other countries and has proven very reliable.

Somalia's starving driven into violent Mogadishu

Sun, 2011-06-19 13:36 by admin
A million people are thought to have been killed during 20 years of war.

By Pete Greste
BBC News, Somalia

Despite reports that the humanitarian crisis in Somalia is easing after 20 years of war, it remains the ultimate failed state—a land of banditry and piracy, where crop failures and a shortage of food force people into the violent city of Mogadishu.

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The mayor of Mogadishu insists his city is not the most dangerous place in the world.