Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Somali Refugees in Kenya

Refugees International published on 9 September 2014 a report titled "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Somali Refugees in Kenya" by Mark Yarnell and Alice Thomas.  The authors conclude that two Kenyan policies have led to increased levels of abuse, extortion, and harassment of refugees by the Kenyan police.  One is the requirement that all urban refugees must report to refugee camps and the other is the security operation aimed at rooting out alleged members of the al-Shabaab terrorist organization from the Eastleigh neighborhood of Nairobi. 

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