Refugee Relocation Raises Concerns in Kenya


International organizations have said that the government's move to transfer thousands of Somali refugees to camps in northern Kenya could tip an urgent health and safety situation into crisis.

Mother and child at Dadaab refugee camp.

  • Kenya:  UN Refugee Agency Cautions Against Stigmatizing Refugees in Wake of Violence in Kenya

    UN News Service, 20 December 2012

    The United Nations refugee agency spoke out today against public statements in Kenya linking the presence of refugees in that country to recent violence - which the agency equally ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Fury Over Order for All Refugees to Go to Daadab

    The Star, 22 December 2012

    KENYA's decision to place refugees and asylum seekers in camps away from urban centres is a discriminatory and unlawful restriction on freedom of movement, Amnesty International ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Medical Group Concerned Over Refugees Plight

    The Star, 28 December 2012

    The recent decision by the government to send Somali refugees from the urban areas to refugee camps will put further pressure on the existing unsafe situation. read more »

  • Kenya:  Kenya's Decision to Confine Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Camps Is Unlawful

    Amnesty International, 20 December 2012

    Kenya's decision to place refugees and asylum seekers in camps away from urban centres is a discriminatory and unlawful restriction on freedom of movement, Amnesty International ... read more »

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