Kenyan government encourages hostile environments for Somali refugees

Kenyan government encourages hostile environments for Somali refugees

Melanie Teff with Mark Yarnell from Refugees International – WNN Earth Watch (WNN/RI) Nairobi, KENYA, EAST AFRICA: In December 2012, the Government of Kenya announced a directive that would force all refugees living in cities to relocate to camps, and shut down all registration and service provision to refugees and asylum-seekers in cities. This effectively […]

Poor sanitation causes maternal mortality deaths in Kenyan refugee camp

Poor sanitation causes maternal mortality deaths in Kenyan refugee camp

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) London, U.K.: The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is working to improve sanitation conditions at the world’s largest refugee settlement in Kenya following an outbreak of jaundice.  More than 200 cases of acute jaundice have been reported in the Dadaab refugee camps. “We had actually four deaths.  Those were actually mothers who […]

Hardship follows refugee familes in Yemen

Hardship follows refugee familes in Yemen

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS: 21 October 2011 – Some of the nearly 200,000 Somalis who have sought refuge in Yemen from violence and famine in their own country are now considering going back home due to worsening security in the Arabian Peninsula nation, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. “Most new arrivals tell […]